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Concealed Carry Bills In Front Of House Committee

May 17, 2017
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Gun rights are up for debate in the state legislature again.

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Three Grand Rapids police officers remain on paid administrative leave as state police investigate an exchange of gunfire earlier this month that left an 18-year-old probation violator dead.

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Michigan Representative Lee Chatfield of Levering introduced a bill that would make registering your pistol optional.


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Bill would eliminate Michigan's pistol registration mandate. 

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Calley encourages gun-rights activists at Michigan Capitol. 

UM Study Looks Closer at Gun Restrictions

Apr 24, 2017
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A new University of Michigan research shows that a majority of gun owners favor restrictions on where firearms are permitted.

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The Michigan House is considering a series of bills that would alter the state’s firearms licensing system.  The legislation would remove the penalty against people who carry concealed pistols without a state-issued permit.  Supporters say Michigan citizens don’t need a license to exercise their Second Amendment right.

 


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This weekend, a Lansing church is joining some 350 other U.S. communities hosting concerts to promote awareness of gun violence. Current State’s Kevin Lavery talks with a local anti-gun activist and an MSU theater director about the “Concert Across America.”


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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.


Clio Superintendent: Why we need guns in MI schools

Oct 20, 2015
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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.

Moms rally for gun background checks

May 14, 2014
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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. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will rally at the Michigan capitol.

Mid-Michigan moms remember Sandy Hook tragedy

Dec 13, 2013
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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.

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