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Possible Penalty Increase For Drive By Shootings

Possible Penalty Increase For Drive By Shootings
Posted October 15th, 2013 @ 4:04am by Michigan Radio Network

A State Senate committee today will consider a pair of bills that increase the penalties for those involved with drive-by shootings.

The proposal makes it easier for prosecutors to prosecute an individual for the act, and also toughens penalties.

Supporters say the bills suggest that if a person fires a firearm into a dwelling, it's a ten year felony. Currently it's four years.

They add that the bills send a message that the idea of firing a gun into a dwelling "is not something that is the norm."

The bills are before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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