guns http://wkar.org en Moms rally for gun background checks http://wkar.org/post/moms-rally-gun-background-checks <p></p><p></p><p>Today as Michigan lawmakers make their way to their offices, they’ll be offered some treats, from a group who is sweet on gun sense. <a href="https://www.momsdemandaction.org/" target="_blank">Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America</a> will rally at the Michigan capitol. Wed, 14 May 2014 15:27:42 +0000 Emanuele Berry & Mark Bashore 53671 at http://wkar.org Moms rally for gun background checks Mid-Michigan moms remember Sandy Hook tragedy http://wkar.org/post/mid-michigan-moms-remember-sandy-hook-tragedy <p></p><p></p><p>Tomorrow marks the anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A year ago, a gunman broke into the school in Newtown, Connecticut and killed 20 children and 6 adults. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:44:48 +0000 Current State 46637 at http://wkar.org Mid-Michigan moms remember Sandy Hook tragedy Expert: Commemorations helpful for survivors of violence http://wkar.org/post/expert-commemorations-helpful-survivors-violence <p></p><p></p><p>The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut happened a year ago tomorrow. Remembrances are flooding the airwaves, but Newtown officials have asked the media to stay away during this painful time for the families. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 17:42:00 +0000 Current State 46636 at http://wkar.org Expert: Commemorations helpful for survivors of violence Bills Would Let Prosecutors, Guards Could Carry Concealed Guns In Pistol-Free Zones http://wkar.org/post/bills-would-let-prosecutors-guards-could-carry-concealed-guns-pistol-free-zones <p>Elected county prosecutors, assistant prosecutors and jail guards could carry concealed guns in schools and other pistol-free zones under bills before the state Legislature.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:05:10 +0000 Rick Pluta 44613 at http://wkar.org Bills Would Let Prosecutors, Guards Could Carry Concealed Guns In Pistol-Free Zones Shooting survivor and State Representative push for broader gun background checks http://wkar.org/post/shooting-survivor-and-state-representative-push-broader-gun-background-checks <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On April </span>16th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> , 2007, Colin Goddard was in his French class in Norris Hall on the &nbsp;Virginia Tech University campus. That day, a lone gunman barricaded the hall’s doors and shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 more, including Colin, who was shot four times. It is still the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:01:46 +0000 Current State 38215 at http://wkar.org Shooting survivor and State Representative push for broader gun background checks Sheriff's shootout gives reporters hands-on with handguns http://wkar.org/post/sheriffs-shootout-gives-reporters-hands-handguns <p>The senseless tragedies that took place last year at a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school brought renewed focus to the national debate over gun control.&nbsp; It’s a thorny issue that impacts everything from constitutional rights to mental health care. Thu, 02 May 2013 18:31:06 +0000 Current State 35220 at http://wkar.org Sheriff's shootout gives reporters hands-on with handguns Current State #65 | April 12, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-65-april-12-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Today on <em>Current State</em>: national organization for stricter gun laws; Public Poetry Announcement; and Capitol City Film Festival on it's third year in Lansing.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:16:02 +0000 Current State 34188 at http://wkar.org Rally for stricter gun laws at capitol this weekend http://wkar.org/post/rally-stricter-gun-laws-capitol-weekend <p></p><p>This week the U.S. Senate voted to move forward on gun control legislation. The move is historic. It’s been 20 years since any major changes have been made to our nation's gun laws.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:13:36 +0000 Current State 34187 at http://wkar.org Rally for stricter gun laws at capitol this weekend Michigan Lawmaker: Ban Openly Carried Guns In Schools http://wkar.org/post/michigan-lawmaker-ban-openly-carried-guns-schools <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">A state lawmaker says Michigan should no longer let people openly carry guns into schools.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:41:08 +0000 The Associated Press 32706 at http://wkar.org Michigan Lawmaker: Ban Openly Carried Guns In Schools Local moms join national movement for 'sensible' gun control http://wkar.org/post/local-moms-join-national-movement-sensible-gun-control <p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.1366072245568929" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">On December 15, the day after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, a stay-at-home mom in suburban Indianapolis founded One Million Moms for Gun Control. </span></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:57:32 +0000 Mark Bashore 31527 at http://wkar.org Despite Concealed Weapons Veto, Gov. Snyder Signs Other Gun Bills Into Law http://wkar.org/post/despite-concealed-weapons-veto-gov-snyder-signs-other-gun-bills-law <p>A bill meant to streamline the permitting process for handguns is set to become state law.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 23:10:33 +0000 Jake Neher 28796 at http://wkar.org Despite Concealed Weapons Veto, Gov. Snyder Signs Other Gun Bills Into Law Snyder Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill http://wkar.org/post/snyder-vetoes-concealed-gun-bill <p>Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have allowed people with concealed pistol permits to carry their guns in school buildings.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 23:16:15 +0000 Rick Pluta 28478 at http://wkar.org Snyder Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill Gun Control Advocates Says Snyder Should Veto Concealed Pistol Legislation http://wkar.org/post/gun-control-advocates-says-snyder-should-veto-concealed-pistol-legislation <p>One of the final actions of the lame duck state Legislature was to adopt bills that would allow concealed guns in public schools and other places that are “no carry” zones.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:24:24 +0000 Rick Pluta 28311 at http://wkar.org Gun Control Advocates Says Snyder Should Veto Concealed Pistol Legislation Several Mayors Urge Legislature to Kill Handgun Bill http://wkar.org/post/several-mayors-urge-legislature-kill-handgun-bill <p>Eight Michigan mayors are urging the state Legislature to reject a measure that would make it easier for people to buy handguns.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:15:01 +0000 Jake Neher 24532 at http://wkar.org Several Mayors Urge Legislature to Kill Handgun Bill