Fire Arms Access Laws

What are sometimes called child-access prevention laws are certainly on everyone’s mind as we consider the story of a troubled fifteen year old’s access to a semi-automatic weapon in a Michigan school. We can look here for an overview of the patchwork of approaches and limitations and observe that Michigan has no laws in this area. Statutory resolve in these areas is no panacea, however, as Karen Bleier has written on how what law enforcement and prosecutors do with the statute matters more than the mere verbiage: very little.

Let’s sit with that for a minute.

Podcast Recommendation: Demented

I’ll start by saying I love the name of this podcast series: Demented. There — right in the title — Kitty Eisle blurted out the taboo word. She developed this podcast series because, for better or worse, she became a parent to her parent. “Kitty’s dad was experiencing cognitive decline, but she felt like she was the one losing her mind.” A must listen.