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.
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.
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.
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.
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.