Senate passes gun package
Bills to require universal background checks for gun sales, mandate safe storage, and implement so-called “red flag” policies passed the Michigan Senate today.
Republican Senator Lana Theis says lawmakers would be better off investing in school security and mental health.
“Our responsibility in this body is to act in a way to protect people while allowing our citizenry to protect themselves.” said Theis.
Democratic Senator Jeremy Moss says the measures would work. He says lawmakers should have passed them after a deadly mass school shooting in Oakland County in 2021.
“You gave them a product designed to lock their door but never a requirement to lock the gun. A failure in policy and priorities.” said Moss.
Democrats say investment in security and other measures is ongoing and will continue during the state’s next budget process.