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School Walkout
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Thousands of students across the country will walk out of school today, which marks the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school shooting.  Students in Washtenaw County will participate. 


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Governor Rick Snyder rolled out a plan Monday to improve school safety following the Parkland-Florida shootings.  The plan is silent on issues related to guns.


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The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday afternoon in two separates cases involving guns in schools.  One of those cases involves the Ann Arbor public school district.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Ann Arbor school superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift about the district's stance on guns in school.


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The debate over firearms and school safety found its way Wednesday to the Michigan Supreme Court


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A major firearms case will be debated in front of the Michigan Supreme Court next week.  But advocates on both sides say it’s about more than whether someone can carry a firearm on school grounds.


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Moms and other activists against gun violence gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday, and the participants want to reach as many lawmakers as possible.


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Ideas are floating around Lansing about how to make the state’s schools safer from gun violence.  There are several proposals in the works.


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When the state Legislature returns its holiday break, it’ll have a list of things to try and get done before the end of the year.  One item could be controversial gun bills. 


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The Michigan State Senate voted to allow those who obtain enhanced concealed pistol licenses to carry them in places that are normally considered no-gun zones, such as schools and churches.  The vote was 25-12.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry speaks with one of the Senators who voted no on the measure, Rebekah Warren.


Pro-Gun Bills Pass Michigan Senate Committee

Nov 8, 2017
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In the wake of another mass shooting, the state Legislature took up bills to expand the state’s concealed carry laws. 


Open Carry
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Controversial gun legislation was up for a vote in the state House Wednesday. 


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Colleges are allowed to ban guns on their campuses. 


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A state House bill would make it easier for people to sue their local government to repeal a gun ordinance. 


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Gun rights are up for debate in the state legislature again.


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The mass shooting in Orlando has once again brought the issue of gun control to the fore.   


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The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has left many LGBT communities across the country concerned after a gay nightclub was the target. 

 


Orlando Shootings
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Vigils around Michigan last night marked the mass shootings at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. 

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Wayne County’s prosecutor says her office is drafting legislation to outlaw keeping an unsecured, loaded weapon in a home with children.


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Gun violence continues to affect many communities around the country, and Washtenaw County is not the exception.  June 2nd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.


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Michigan state legislators approved a bill that will create a system similar to the Amber Alert set-up that will inform residents when there is an active shooter.  What does this mean for Washtenaw County?


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Some groups are calling for gun control measures after shootings in the Kalamazoo area left six people dead, but not everybody agrees. 


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Gun owners would face harsh penalties for storing guns where minors can access them.  That’s under a new bill in the state House.


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The Ann Arbor city council wants your opinion on whether or not they should approve a moratorium that would  temporary allow weapons to be fired in the city.   They will do this through a public hearing.


The state House has adopted legislation that would exempt air-, spring-, and gas-powered guns from Michigan firearms laws.

The legislation is backed by the NRA. Supporters says Michigan’s rules are stricter and out of step with most other states and the federal government.

Retired federal law enforcement officials would be able to carry concealed weapons in “no carry zones” under a bill approved by the state Senate. The bill got overwhelming bipartisan support.

“No carry zones” include places such as schools, day care centers, taverns, hospitals, and sports arenas where concealed weapons are prohibited.

Supporters say former federal agents face extraordinary danger.