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The Michigan State Capitol Commission’s Modest “First Step”

On Monday, the Michigan State Capitol Commission voted unanimously to support a limited prohibition on citizen-carried firearms inside the state ...
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The Invasion of the U.S. Capitol: Implications for Michigan

Wednesday’s shocking, shameful invasion of the U.S. Capitol by domestic terrorists will long be remembered as one of the worst ...
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Our Moment of Risk… (And Opportunity?)

News reports tell us that 2020 is a record-setting year for sales of firearms. The 17.2 million gun-purchase background checks ...
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Guns at the Capitol: Setting the Default Switch Toward Risk Reduction and Safety

In recent days, the nation’s attention has been appropriately drawn to an important election. As the dust settles in the ...
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Michigan State Capitol Commission—Where Are You?

It is long past time to ban firearms in the possession of anyone other than law enforcement officers in the ...
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Dreading the Unexpected and Pondering Possibilities for Prevention

Two unexpected events have captured my attention in recent days. First, national news reports, including police video, depict officers taking ...
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Concert Across America

We’re very excited for this year’s Concert Across America to End Gun Violence and Celebrity Auction. Musical legends including Jackson ...
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Never-Ending News & the Essential Elements of Democracy

News reports continuously remind us of the varied nature of risks and harms from gun violence, as well as debates ...
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Gun Violence Prevention & Background Checks

Accidental Shootings and Safe Storage ...
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Unsettling News About Second Amendment Law

On August 14, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in California issued a 2-to-1 decision ...
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Guns & the Cycle of Fear

Nearly every week brings grim reminders of the continuing problems of gun violence that plague our nation. Little more than ...
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What if we were Committed to what we say about Gun Violence?

“No mother should ever have to cradle her dead child in her arms simply because politicians refuse to do what ...
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The Harms of Reflexive Gun Use

American law traditionally excuses threats and violence that would otherwise be treated as crimes when the perpetrators have a justification ...
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Can We Talk? Dividing Lines & Limiting Gun Violence

A major challenge in the effort to address gun violence is cultivating the ability to listen and discuss issues across ...
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U.S. Supreme Court & the 2nd Amendment: 2020

During the final days of June each year, the U.S. Supreme Court announces its remaining decisions for the annual term ...
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