Two guns stolen during break-in at LaFave’s residence in Lansing

Two guns stolen during break-in at LaFave’s residence in Lansing

By Lansing State Journal and Iron Mountain Daily News Staff LANSING — Just days after state Rep. Beau LaFave openly carried a gun at the state Capitol to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “proposed unconstitutional gun laws,” someone broke into his Lansing residence and stole it. “The timing is suspicious,” the Iron Mountain Republican quipped Wednesday, quickly adding he doesn’t believe Whitmer had anything to do with the incident. Nor does he believe he made himself a target by tweeting a photo of himself with the firearm outside the House chambers before Whitmer delivered her State of the State address Jan. 29. “I personally believe this was just a random act of theft, that someone got lucky and I got unlucky.” LaFave said. “This just illustrates there are bad people out there who will do anything to get their hands on guns.” The AR-style handgun LaFave wore at the Capitol, as well as a .40-caliber handgun, were stolen from a bedroom drawer in his residence on Lansing’s north side this past weekend, along with about $25 in cash that was lying on a kitchen counter, the lawmaker said. Lansing police Public Information Officer Robert Merritt confirmed that “more than one weapon” was taken and that there were signs of forced entry. A detective was making progress in the investigation, he said. The burglary was reported about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Merritt said. LaFave said he was in his 108th District — which covers Dickinson, Delta and Menominee counties — for the […]

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