New legislation introduced by Michigan Democrats seeks to make it a felony to own weapons defined as assault weapons. State Rep. Robert Wittenberg, D-Oak Park, presented the bill Wednesday with support from Rep. Jim Townsend, D – Royal Oak. Neither was available to make a comment.
If passed, House Bill 5996, or the “Assault Weapon Regulation Act,” would turn the manufacturing, purchasing, possessing, selling and transferring of “assault weapons” into a four-year felony. It’s one of nine bills introduced Wednesday aimed at reducing gun violence. But gun advocates tell FOX 17 they believe it’s a political stunt. FULL REPORT