Stories tagged: "guns"

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. 

Exterior scene of the residence of Anthony McRae, in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023. McRae, the 43-year-old suspected gunman killed himself hours after fatally shooting three students at Michigan State University in East Lansing on Monday night.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
‘Tired of Being Rejected’: Michigan State Shooter’s Note Says He Felt Hated

A man who fatally shot three students and wounded five others on the Michigan State University campus left a note describing himself as being "hated," "a loner" and an "outcast."

State Rep. Brenda Carter, D-Pontiac, left, and State Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Keego Harbor, join hands during a news conference to call for gun reform, Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan Democrats Advance Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Gun reforms have been a top priority for Michigan Democrats for years. And now they’re set to carry them to the legislative finish line—with plenty of support from Michiganders.

Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Michael Riordan, speaks with attorney Shannon Smith, for Jennifer Crumbley, during a hearing of James and Jennifer Crumbley by the Michigan Court of Appeals, on whether there is enough evidence for the Crumbleys to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in the Oxford High School shooting by their son Ethan, in Detroit, on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. (Daniel Mears/Detroit News via AP, Pool)
Court Considers if Parents of Oxford School Shooter Can Face Charges

Prosecutors on Tuesday defended charges against the parents of a teenager who killed four students at a Michigan school in 2021, telling an appeals court that extreme drawings and the boy's fascination with guns should have been a wake-up call on the day of the shootings.

Carl Austin Miller Grondin, a senior at Michigan State University, attends an End Gun Violence press conference on March 1, 2023 in Lansing. (Anna Gustafson/Michigan Advance)
Michigan Lawmakers Hear Emotional Pleas to Pass Gun Reform Bills

The legislation in both the House and the Senate would mandate universal background checks for all guns, require that gun owners safely store firearms that could be accessed by minors, and permit a court to order the temporary removal of firearms from someone who may be a danger to themselves or others.