Lawmakers defend Michigan student charged over gun photo

Feb 13, 2020

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.” 

Lucas Gerhard

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.