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Moving Forward

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Those of us at MSU, as well as huge numbers of people across Michigan and the nation, are still coping with last week’s tragic shooting

Reflections on MSU and the Aftermath

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We need to learn lessons and draw inspiration from this week’s horrific event at MSU. The victimization imposed by this event ranges across the state, affecting all of the families of MSU students and staff as well parents and students at other institutions who are reminded of their vulnerability to gun violence.

MSU Shootings

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The shootings at Michigan State University serve as another sobering reminder that gun violence is not something that happens to “other people.” Gun violence is all around us

And Now for the Bad News About Gun Safety Legislation

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There are ominous developments elsewhere concerning gun safety about which Michiganders should be aware, and I don’t just mean the continuous perpetration of horrific events, such as the mass shooting on November 19th that apparently targeted members of the LGBTQ community in Colorado. I am talking about the expanding consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2022 decision in New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen.

A Promising Moment

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Because of the shift in the partisan composition of the state legislature, it appears that we have alignment among key decision makers that should lead to committee hearings about and actual votes on various gun safety proposals.

American Gun Violence in the News

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What will it take to initiate policy attention to the issue of gun violence? My response to this question was much clearer: increased voter turnout in elections.