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President Obama’s recent executive order tightening firearms background checks is spurring a jump in gun sales. Many potential customers are women. We talk with the co-founders of the new chapters of The Well Armed Woman in Jackson.


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Michigan is changing the way it conducts background checks for people wanting a concealed pistol license. Meanwhile, state lawmakers debate whether to expand concealed carry laws to include places like schools and churches. We talk with a state senator pushing for expanded access and an activist who wants to rid guns from many public places.


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Michigan legislators are debating whether certain gun owners should be able to carry concealed guns in gun free zones. Earlier this week, we heard from one Michigan public school superintendent who supports concealed carry in schools. Today, we hear from Superintendent of Sault St. Marie Public Schools Timothy Hall, who opposes letting gun owners carry concealed weapons in schools.


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An east Michigan public school official supports the right of licensed gun owners to conceal carry in schools. Current State talks with Clio Community Schools Superintendent Fletcher Spears about guns in schools.


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Some mid-Michigan members of the Episcopal Church are disagreeing with each other over a recent resolution on guns. At a late October convention in Lansing, The Episcopal Diocese of Michigan passed a resolution supporting stricter gun control. It includes calls for background checks on all gun sales and a ban on certain military style, semi-automatic weapons.

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