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VICTIMS’ ADVOCATES: Michigan Behind in Domestic Abuse Gun Laws

Victims’ rights advocates say Michigan is behind in creating laws to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers.

A legal expert for Michigan State University says Michigan doesn’t have a law to guarantee people involved in domestic violence cases can’t own a gun, even if there’s a court order by a judge.

That’s in contrast to the more than a dozen states that have strengthened their domestic abuse gun laws the past two years.

FBI data shows an estimated 184 people in Michigan were victims in domestic gun homicide from 2006-2014.

Most were women.