Senator proposes reforms to gun ranges in wake of Lansing Township murder-suicide

(Photo: LSJ file photo) LANSING – A state lawmaker said he is working on legislation that would close a loophole that allowed a man access to the gun police say he used in a murder-suicide last month in Lansing Township. The proposal by Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, comes less than a month after Timothy Patrick Olin shot and killed Rachel Renee Duncan at a Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts store on West Michigan Avenue before turning the gun on himself. Olin’s handgun had been confiscated by police after a judge issued a personal protection order against him. The PPO prevented Olin from buying a handgun at a local second-hand store but didn’t stop him from renting a gun at a Mason indoor shooting range, police said. Olin left the range with the gun and used it to kill Duncan and himself on March 26. Jones said he wants to […]

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