Stories tagged: "gun violence"


TOPSHOT - A commuity members silhouette is seen through a Pride flag while paying their respects to the victims of the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 20, 2022. - At least five people were killed and 18 wounded in a mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in the US city of Colorado Springs, police said on November 20, 2022. (Photo by Jason Connolly / AFP) (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
Mass Shooting at Colorado Nightclub Follows Surge of Right-Wing Rhetoric and Threats Targeting LGBTQ Community

As Republican lawmakers and right-wing media figures have singled out the LGBTQ community with hateful rhetoric, children’s hospitals have faced bomb threats, armed extremist groups have targeted drag-related events, and LGBTQ individuals have been assaulted and now murdered in a mass shooting that left five dead.

Michigan Republican candidates for governor Ryan Kelley, of Allendale, from left, Garrett Soldano, of Mattawan, Tudor Dixon, of Norton Shores and Kevin Rinke, of Bloomfield Township, appear at a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich., July 6, 2022. (Michael Buck/WOOD TV8 via AP)
Polling Shows Disconnect Between Republican Candidates and Voters

New polling shows that the views of most voters in Michigan’s Republican primary conflict with those of the five GOP gubernatorial candidates.

Michigan Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), who was one of 10 Republicans to vote to impeach President Trump in January 2021, announced in April that he will not seek reelection. He's one of the longest-serving Republicans in the House of Representatives.
Michigan’s Fred Upton and 4 Other House Republicans Vote Yes on Gun Safety Bills

The package includes a proposal from Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin requiring safe storage of guns in homes with children. 

Michigan Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, speaks about a mass shooting at Oxford High School, which is in her district, on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/David Eggert)
Today, Michigan Republicans Blocked Gun Safety Bills

A mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 21 people, including 19 pre-teen children, conjured painful memories in Michigan

Meet the Oxford Senator Who’s Pushing for Better Gun Safety Laws

Popular gun safety bills have yet to get time in the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature. But Sen. Rosemary Bayer from Oxford has secured a hearing.

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Gun Makers Have Been Accused of Marketing to Gangs. Michigan’s Attorney General Wants to Hold Them Accountable.

Gun companies have stated that they’re exempt from accountability laws that apply to other industries. Michigan’s Attorney General is challenging that.