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Politics & Government
11:27 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Moms rally for gun background checks

Weapons for sale at a gun show.
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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
12:44 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Mid-Michigan moms remember Sandy Hook tragedy

Ceremonies like this one last year at the University of Michigan were held across the country to remember the victims at Newtown.
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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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Radio Made in Michigan
12:42 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Expert: Commemorations helpful for survivors of violence

Dr. Frank Ochberg is an expert on the effects of violence and trauma.
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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.

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NewsRoom
3:05 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Bills Would Let Prosecutors, Guards Could Carry Concealed Guns In Pistol-Free Zones

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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Radio Made in Michigan
4:01 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Shooting survivor and State Representative push for broader gun background checks

For his film, Colin Goddard, a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, took an undercover camera across the country to purchase everything from a TEC-9 to an AK47, often with nothing more than a wad of cash in hand.
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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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Radio Made in Michigan
2:31 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Sheriff's shootout gives reporters hands-on with handguns

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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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
3:16 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Current State #65 | April 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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Radio Made in Michigan
3:13 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Rally for stricter gun laws at capitol this weekend

One change Moms Demand Action would like to see is requiring background checks for all gun and ammunition purchases at gun shows.
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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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NewsRoom
3:41 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Michigan Lawmaker: Ban Openly Carried Guns In Schools

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

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Politics & Government
3:57 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Local moms join national movement for 'sensible' gun control

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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NewsRoom
6:10 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Despite Concealed Weapons Veto, Gov. Snyder Signs Other Gun Bills Into Law

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

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NewsRoom
6:16 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Snyder Vetoes Concealed Gun Bill

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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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NewsRoom
6:24 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Gun Control Advocates Says Snyder Should Veto Concealed Pistol Legislation

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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.

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NewsRoom
4:15 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Several Mayors Urge Legislature to Kill Handgun Bill

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

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