As political divisions escalate, Michigan must ensure polling places are safe from violence or intimidation. It is time to pass a law that bans firearms at or near polling and early voting sites, clerk’s offices and ballot drop boxes.
Republican officials in Livingston County adopt a ‘Constitutional County’ resolution urging sheriff, prosecutor not to enforce Michigan ‘red flag’ gun control legislation that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is expected to sign into law.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed laws on background checks and safe storage, and will soon sign a red flag law. Democrats say they are now looking to limit large-capacity magazines and hold gun manufacturers liable for gun violence.
With complete control of governance, Democrats passed a raft of liberal bills within their first 100 days. Republicans are annoyed, sounding much like Democrats from years past. Now comes the hard part.
In some Michigan counties, one in six adults have a license to carry a concealed handgun. The reason they carry guns is the same explanation Democratic legislators give for new weapon restrictions — safety.
More than half of Michigan’s 83 counties passed resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries or proclaiming their right to ignore laws that don’t square with their constitutional principles.
Democrats in the Michigan Senate voted Thursday to create laws allowing confiscation of guns from those who pose dangers, universal background checks and mandatory safe storage to keep firearms away from children.
Firearm-related injuries are now the number one killer of U.S. children, and fewer than half of adults safely store their weapons. Preventing young children from gaining access to guns is proven to save lives.
In the month since a terrifying mass shooting, a loose collection of MSU students has emerged to organize sit-downs, pressure lawmakers, tend to classmates and demand that school officials create a safer campus for those who follow.
Some committee and audience members cried as the mother of MSU student Troy Forbush testified Wednesday about rushing to her son after he was shot during the Feb. 13 mass shooting. She urged lawmakers to pass gun safety laws.