Michigan Democrats took their first steps in passing a sweeping 11-bill gun safety package Thursday as red flag laws and requirements for safe storage and universal background checks all cleared the Senate along party lines.
Two school mass shootings in 15 months, including last month’s Michigan State University shooting that took place less than four miles from the state Capitol, have pushed Democrats to act quickly in bringing gun reform to the state.
“After years of things just getting worse, we are finally taking action to begin the process of making our state safer. Making our kids, our families, all the people of Michigan safer today,” Democratic state Sen. Rosemary Bayer said.
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