Casperson co-sponsors foster parent/gun bill

Sep 7, 2017

LANSING, MI--   State Senators Tom Casperson and Tonya Schuitmaker have introduced a bill to allow foster parents to carry firearms in a holster. 

A 2015 law requires all firearms legally possessed in foster homes to be locked in a gun case or stored with a trigger lock, separate from ammunition. The bill stems from a case in Ontonagon where a grandfather was told he couldn’t carry his gun in a holster if he’s fostering his grandchild.

Casperson says the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has no authority to force someone to give up their constitutional Second Amendment rights.

Schuitmaker says the DHHS is telling people they can’t be trusted and the government needs to watch over them.