Democrats in Michigan expand gun safety laws

On Tuesday, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law a new, comprehensive gun control legislation that would implement so-called “red flag” laws, safe storage regulations and universal background checks.

Such reforms come in the wake of multiple school shootings that rocked the state. Most recently, in February of this year, was a shooting on the campus of Michigan State University that left four dead and five injured.

“Today, we are turning our pain into purpose and honoring those we have lost with common sense gun violence prevention legislation supported by a majority of Michiganders,” said Whitmer in a statement.

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Jamie Larson