Group lobbying for stricter gun laws in Michigan still considering 2024 ballot initiative

Group lobbying for stricter gun laws in Michigan still considering 2024 ballot initiative

Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) speaks during a press conference hosted by End Gun Violence, a group lobbying for stricter gun laws in Michigan. The group is considering a ballot initiative in 2024 but is still urging lawmakers to change gun laws by passing legislation. LANSING, MI – A group lobbying for stricter gun laws in Michigan says a citizen-led ballot initiative could be on the horizon if the state’s Republican-controlled legislature does not take action soon on gun safety legislation. End Gun Violence Michigan, a group that formed earlier this year to demand changes to Michigan’s gun safety laws, made a last-ditch effort to appeal to lawmakers in Lansing at a press conference near the Capitol Wednesday, April 13, where organizers pleaded for “sensible reforms” to the state’s gun laws. “Enough is enough – we will not sit idly by as they (our legislators) sign our death warrants,” said group organizer Zoey Rector-Brooks, 19. “Today we ask our elected officials and people who are tasked with representing us, what are you doing to save our lives? If you fail to protect us, we will have no other choice but to go around you and bring change to our communities through a ballot initiative.” The group is advocating for gun safety reforms like universal background checks, safe storage laws, extreme risk protection orders and a ban on guns in government buildings. Senate Democrats have pushed several bill packages aimed at reducing gun violence in Michigan, despite there being no clear […]

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