Michigan law now says there are a number of places where guns are not allowed. For example it's illegal to have one in a sports facility, in a church or a school. But now state lawmakers are looking over legislation that would make it legal for those who have been domestic violence and abuse victims to be able to carry them in zones now considered gun free.

Backing the proposal is Republican State Representative Tim Kelly. He says those who need a court order to protect themselves should have the same gun rights as those who have to deal with violent criminals. He says they could easily become vulnerable in a gun free zone. If approved it would amend the Michigan Firearms Act.

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