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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - An investigation has found widespread inconsistency in how Michigan's 10-year-old permissive concealed gun has been implemented and enforced.
More than 250,000 Michiganians have concealed weapons permits.
A story Sunday in Booth newspapers says that more than half of the 83 counties have failed to comply with annual reporting rules at least once, and many criminals have been allowed to keep their weapons.
The law's sponsor was state Sen. Mike Green, and he says that many county prosecutors are falling down on the job. Green says prosecutors who oppose the law have simply decided to ignore their responsibility to enforce it.
Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth says prosecutors themselves don't get notice of people pleading guilty to crimes like drunken driving and so can't go after those convicts' weapons permits.
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