Good for Schuette.
Schuette clears way for Michigan gun owners to use silencers
Lansing— Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says gun silencers can be used in the state by gun owners who have federal authorization.
Schuette issued an opinion Friday that says Michigan citizens who comply with federal firearm regulations can use the devices on their guns to "protect their hearing and minimize noise disruptions" in the surrounding area.
Marquette County Sheriff Michael Lovelace says the "rigorous" federal licensing process will make sure only law-abiding citizens win permission to possess a silencer.
A National Rifle Association official says in the Republican attorney general's release that 38 other states allow the use of silencers.
Possessing a silencer without federal authorization remains a five-year felony under Michigan law.