gun debate

Politics & Government
3:50 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Proposed expanded background checks brings out supporters and opponents

Linda Brundage is with Michigan Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. She says the state needs to take action to reduce gun violence.
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Supporters and opponents of expanding background checks for gun buyers in Michigan were at the state capitol today.

House Bill 4774 has sat in the state House Judiciary committee for a year without ever being brought up for a committee hearing.  

The bill would expand state background checks to include long guns.

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Politics & Government
7:44 pm
Sat April 13, 2013

Rally at Michigan Capitol for gun control

Gun control advocates (and some 2nd amendment supporters) gathered at the state capitol in Lansing
Moms Demand Action facebook page

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - About 200 people have turned out at the Michigan Capitol for a rally in favor of putting more restrictions on gun ownership.

They shared the grounds Saturday with dozens of other people who are opposed to new restrictions.

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero told the crowd that "sensible gun laws," not more guns, will make communities safer. The rally included the five Michigan chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Survivors of gun violence also attended.

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