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.