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

Rally at Michigan Capitol for gun control

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.

Rick Omilian of Plainwell held a picture of his 19-year-old daughter, who was fatally shot by an ex-boyfriend in 1999.

No gun-related legislation has passed in Michigan since the Connecticut school shooting in December. Terri Stocke of Novi opposes new gun laws because she fears new restrictions won't end the debate.