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Lawmakers Defend Michigan Student Charged over Gun Photo

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David Eggert
Created: February 11, 2020 09:17 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - State lawmakers and a gun rights group are calling for changes to Michigan's terrorism law months after a Lake Superior State University student was charged for posting a photo of a rifle on social media and saying it would make “snowflakes melt.”

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Twenty-year-old Lucas Gerhard faces the charge of making a terrorist threat, a 20-year felony, over an incident that occurred in August.

Before returning to the school for his junior year, Gerhard sent a photo of his newly purchased AR-15 rifle to a group of friends on Snapchat.

He was arrested two days later.

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