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House sends final extreme risk order bills to Whitmer

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The final bills in a package of legislation that would allow authorities to seize guns from people deemed a risk are on their way to Governor Gretchen Whitmer. That's after the state House signed off on them today.

The three bills were adopted without debate and on party-line votes. The package in its entirety would allow a court to issue a temporary order to confiscate guns from someone considered a risk to themselves or others. One of the bills just adopted would forbid someone named in an order from purchasing a gun. The legislation would also allow a sales tax exemption for gun locks or other firearm safety devices.

Governor Whitmer is expected to sign the bills. She has already approved laws to require universal background checks for gun sales and to require guns to be locked up and stored where they can't be accessed by children.

Rick Pluta is Senior Capitol Correspondent for the Michigan Public Radio Network.