Since getting a Democratic trifecta in January of 2023, Democrats in Michigan have been busy remaking what was once a purple state that required compromise on both sides of the aisle in to a radical left-wing utopia.

After Ballot Proposal Three passed in November of 2022, the state effectively has no legal limit on abortions.

The legislature has also repealed Right to Work laws that protected workers freedom of association and codified LGBT protections in to the state’s Civil Rights laws.

This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill putting Extreme Risk Protection Orders, often dubbed ‘Red Flag Laws’.

Second Amendment and pro-civil liberties advocates have frequently expressed issues with Red Flag Laws as they effectively strip gun owners of their due process rights.

Republican Michigan State Representative Mike Harris objected to Red Flag Laws in Michigan, saying that they would provide ‘no opportunity’ for gun owners to prove themselves innocent until their firearms had already been confiscated.

“The proposed red flag laws would strip law-abiding citizens of due process by taking their lawfully-owned weapons with minimal evidence and no opportunity for individuals to present counterarguments until after their weapons are confiscated,” Harris said.

Some Sherriffs in Michigan have voiced opposition to Red Flag Laws and refused to enforce them, such as Livingston County Sherriff Michael Murphy who called the law Unconstitutional.

Some Democratic lawmakers in Michigan and gun control advocates have said that they are open to enacting harsher gun control measures, up to and including an assault weapons ban.

Safe storage laws were also enacted just days earlier in a series of gun control bills.

The Hill Reports

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed a red flag law Monday meant to keep guns away from those who may harm themselves or others in the wake of the Michigan State University mass shooting earlier this year that left three students dead.

Senate Bill 83 will allow Michigan to join a group of more than a dozen states who have already enacted red flag laws, also known as Extreme Risk Protection Orders. This kind of law, which will go into effect 90 days after the legislative session is over, will allow those who are close to someone to petition a judge to remove firearms from them if they believe they are a threat to themselves or others.

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