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Whitmer signs executive order to address gun violence


Governor Gretchen Whitmer was in Kalamazoo Tuesday signing an executive directive to address gun violence

The order relates to the recently passed federal Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the assistance Michigan is poised to receive from it.

Whitmer’s order directs state government agencies and police to put the money toward fighting gun-based crime.

Before the signing, Whitmer met with members of law enforcement, parents and families victimized by gun violence, students, and faith leaders.

The order requires all state agencies receiving money from the act, to appoint a coordinator, who will make sure the money gets spent appropriately.

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