Stories tagged: "gun violence"

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs legislation to enact extreme risk protection orders in Michigan.
‘Thoughts and Prayers Aren’t Enough’: New Gun Safety Laws to Curb Gun Violence in Michigan

Newly signed gun safety laws are designed to keep firearms away from Michiganders who may use them to harm themselves or others—and they could possibly prevent another mass shooting. 

Paranoia and Guns Mix Together in New Wave of Shootings

Knocking on a door, turning your car around in a driveway, or chasing a ball into your neighbor’s yard can get you shot now, apparently. 

Gun reform legislation supporters hold placards during a rally at the Michigan State Capitol, on March 15 in Lansing. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Gun Safety Reforms to ‘Stem the Tide’ of Gun Violence Epidemic in Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign the final components of a three-part package of gun safety legislation after the bills passed through the Democratic-led state Senate on Wednesday.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks after signing gun safety legislation in East Lansing on April 13. (Courtesy/Gov. Gretchen Whitmer)
Whitmer Signs Historic New Legislation to Curb Gun Violence in Michigan

Democrats in the state Legislature promised meaningful gun safety reforms after another senseless mass shooting. Now, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is carrying the bills to the finish line.

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, armed men stand on the steps at the State Capitol after a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lansing.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
What’s the Deal with Gun Reforms in Michigan?

Democrats in the Michigan House of Representatives could cement the final votes on a sweeping gun safety package early next month, after new requirements for safe storage and universal background checks cleared the state Senate last week. Here’s the deal.

Kristina Karamo speaks to Michigan Republican Party delegates Feb. 18, 2023, in Lansing, Mich.  (AP File Photo/Joey Cappelletti)
Gun Safety Reforms Will Not ‘Disarm’ Michiganders—or Recreate the Holocaust

The election denying extremist who is in charge of the Michigan Republican Party has cooked up some offensive new scare tactics to oppose proposed gun safety legislation in Michigan—but they’re just more bizarre conspiracy theories.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks to new troopers after providing the keynote address for the Michigan State Police's 140th Trooper Recruit School. (Governor Gretchen Whitmer via Facebook)
Whitmer Made a Promise to Crack Down on Crime—And Data Suggests She’s Keeping It

Hundreds of illegal firearms have been taken off the streets through a statewide gun violence prevention initiative. And the latest funding plan from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer includes more investments designed to keep local communities safe from crime.