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Michigan's House passed its first school safety initiative since the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting on Tuesday, advancing the state's most sweeping campus security protocols yet.

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Dozens of students walked out of their Detroit-area high school as part of an effort to honor victims of gun violence and create a dialogue about increasing school safety.

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A gun openly carried by a spectator at a school concert in 2015 has turned into a major legal case as the Michigan Supreme Court considers whether the state's public schools can trump the Legislature and adopt their own restrictions on firearms.

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The Michigan Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case that pits school districts against advocates who say people should be allowed to carry firearms in schools. We have more from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta.


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A leader of the gun control movement in Michigan says her Number One goal is to make sure people who pose a threat can’t get their hands on a firearm.

As we hear from Capital Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, she says that’s more important than banning certain types of weapon.

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Moms and other activists against gun violence gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday. Capital coorespondent Cheyna Roth reports the participants wanted to meet with as many lawmakers as possible.


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A southeastern Michigan group supporting a high school football team has canceled a raffle that included the same type of semi-automatic rifle allegedly used in a mass shooting at a Florida school.

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The Republican-controlled Michigan Senate was poised Tuesday to begin passing legislation to let people with extra training carry guns inside churches, schools and other places now off limits.

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Michigan State Police statistics show that the area surrounding metropolitan Detroit has some of the lowest per capita legal handgun ownership in the state.

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The Washington Post reports the National Rifle Association donated $74,460 to the campaigns of Michigan congressmen.

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In the wake of Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with retired Brigadier General Michael McDaniel about the possible fallout of the event. General McDaniel is also Associate Dean and Director of LL.M. in Homeland and National Security Law at Cooley Law School.


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The massacre in Las Vegas is renewing the calls for changing gun laws in America.