The Michigan Constitution Podcast

Tony Snyder is a licensed attorney in the State of Michigan who offers a bi-monthly podcast on the Michigan Constitution. Here you will learn about each Article and its respective Sections, what they mean, and case law that has addressed how those provision are implemented in the day-to-day lives of citizens of Michigan.


episode 16: Right to Bear Arms

This time around we will discuss Article 1, Section 6 in the Michigan Constitution. That provision of the MI Constitution reads as follows:“Every person has a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of himself and the state“

This provision, similar to the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution is going to allow for the defense of oneself, their property and the State of Michigan, however, the Legislature’s police power will allow for some restrictions on gun ownership. But we’ll also discuss the restrictions on “arms” and what that means. Similarly, we discuss the right to bear arms while committing a felony (the Felony Firearm statute) and stun gun ownership, all in this podcast!


 2020-08-01  36m