June 23, 2022. A date that will live in history—and perhaps infamy—for gun law and policy. One development was expected. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to expand the Second Amendment to include a right to carry firearms outside of one’s home. The other development would have been completely unexpected prior to the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting. Namely, the U.S. Senate enacting a bill with very modest new regulations concerning firearms.

A Monumental Day for Law and Policy on Guns

This is a moment of opportunity for Michigan’s voters who are concerned about gun violence. This is a moment to look closely at political candidates and ask tough questions about where they stand on gun policy and the need for action on the problem of gun violence. We should be motivated by the “bad” that we see in the news.

The Bad, the Good, and the Useful