MI residents must now lock up guns when a minor is in the house


Michigan residents are now required by law to safely store their guns while a minor is in the house.

The law has been in effect since February 13, and one person has already been charged under it after his 2-year-old daughter shot herself with an unsecured gun on Valentine’s Day.

There’s a range of devices Michigan residents can get to safely store their firearm, and many times they are free. University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Professor Dr. Patrick Carter spoke this week about some of the options.

Many healthcare systems, healthcare providers often will be able to provide free gun locks,” Carter said. “Also, police stations will often provide these devices for free locally in the community. So, there are lots of opportunities to obtain the types of devices that are required to meet compliance with the new law.”

Michigan State Police posts give out free gun locks.