It is not illegal to be intoxicated and possess a firearm in your own home, a Michigan court of appeals ruled on Wednesday, per the Detroit Free Press. The case involved former Michigan House Speaker Craig DeRoche following an incident with his neighbor:
In a unanimous ruling released today, a three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal, based on the Second Amendment.
“While Second Amendment rights are not unlimited, this conduct is protected,” the panel said.
“Aside from the statute at issue, defendant was not engaging in an unlawful behavior, nor were there any facts to suggest that defendant possessed the handgun for any unlawful purposes.”