Abuse Your Spouse? You May Have Slapped Your Gun Rights Away
If you have been convicted of abusing your spouse in Michigan, a new bill has been passed that will take your gun rights away.
Domestic Violence in Michigan
In the past 12 years, there has been a significant decline in domestic violence in the state of Michigan.
Domestic violence went from just over 101,000 victims in 2010 to just under 70,000 in 2022. That is progress but something has changed within these numbers.
Even though the number of domestic violence victims has come down to just over 30,000 the amount of domestic violence deaths has risen during the same period suggesting the violence is becoming more deadly.
Domestic Violence in Kent County
Let's take a look at the number and types of domestic violence in Kent County in 2022:
- Broken Bones - 4
- Cases Without Injury - 1,391
- Fatal - 2
- Loss of Teeth - 0
- Major Injury - 20
- Minor Injury - 933
- Possible Internal Injury - 11
- Severe Laceration - 13
- Unconsciousness - 15
- Unknown - 139
2,528 reported cases of domestic violence in Kent County alone. Can you imagine how high those numbers would be if you added in the other West Michigan Counties and every domestic abuse case was reported?
Data taken from Michigan.gov
Michigan Moving To Keep Guns Out of Abuser's Hands
Michigan's House just passed three bills designed to protect survivors from their abusers.
According to WOOD, once these bills get signed into law, if you are convicted of domestic abuse you will not be able to buy, own, or transport guns for eight years after your sentencing.
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