Detroit Suburb Bans Leaving Guns In Unlocked Cars

From the Associated Press — It’s illegal in a Detroit suburb to leave a gun in an unlocked vehicle. The ordinance in Eastpointe took effect in October after police noticed more people reporting gun thefts from their cars. Public Safety Director George Rouhib says 60 guns have been stolen in the last three years. Rouhib says storing a gun in a car isn’t a good idea. But if people are going to do it, he wants the vehicle locked. Violators can be fined up to $350. Critics say gun owners are being unfairly penalized.