gun debate http://michiganradio.org en Proposed expanded background checks brings out supporters and opponents http://michiganradio.org/post/proposed-expanded-background-checks-brings-out-supporters-and-opponents <p>Supporters and opponents of expanding background checks for gun buyers in Michigan were at the state capitol today.</p><p><a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(nsihlyngmqdnsgqp5glaex45))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectName=2013-HB-4774">House Bill 4774</a> has sat in the state House Judiciary committee for a year without ever being brought up for a committee hearing.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The bill would expand state background checks to include long guns.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:50:21 +0000 Steve Carmody 17601 at http://michiganradio.org Proposed expanded background checks brings out supporters and opponents Rally at Michigan Capitol for gun control http://michiganradio.org/post/rally-michigan-capitol-gun-control <p>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.<br><br>They shared the grounds Saturday with dozens of other people who are opposed to new restrictions.<br><br>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.<br> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 23:44:00 +0000 The Associated Press 12132 at http://michiganradio.org Rally at Michigan Capitol for gun control