Lawmakers defend Michigan student charged over gun photo

By  | 

LANSING, MI (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.”

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.

Copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved.