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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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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.

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.

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On April 16th , 2007, Colin Goddard was in his French class in Norris Hall on the  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. 

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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.  It’s a thorny issue that impacts everything from constitutional rights to mental health care.

Current State #65 | April 12, 2013

Apr 12, 2013

 Today on Current State: national organization for stricter gun laws; Public Poetry Announcement; and Capitol City Film Festival on it's third year in Lansing.

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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.

Ever since the Sandy Hook shootings in December, gun control has moved to the forefront of conversation in the United States. This weekend in Lansing there will be a rally held at the capitol organized by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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A state lawmaker says Michigan should no longer let people openly carry guns into schools.

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.

Now called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaShannon Watts’ initial Facebook page has transformed into more than 80 chapters and hundreds of thousands of members nationwide. Their goal is to become the MADD equivalent for gun violence while advocating for “sensible” gun regulations.

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A bill meant to streamline the permitting process for handguns is set to become state law. 

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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed legislation that would have allowed people with concealed pistol permits to carry their guns in school buildings. 

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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.

Eight Michigan mayors are urging the state Legislature to reject a measure that would make it easier for people to buy handguns.