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Sen. Peters calls for common sense gun legislation following MSU shootings

U.S. Senator Gary Peters
Peter Smith / Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy; University of Michigan
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U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Michigan Senator Gary Peters is calling for common sense gun reform following the shootings at Michigan State University Monday that killed 3 people and injured 5 others

Peter says he's heartbroken by the Michigan State University shooting.

But he also says this is a grim reality of gun violence in this country. And he cited a statistic that says 100 people a day across America die because of guns.

He also touted his record as helping pass bipartisan legislation, the Safer Communities Act, last year, which improved school safety and increased mental health services. But he says he wants to see more.

“There's no question that we need to have common sense gun safety laws.”

Peters says if gun legislation comes across his desk in the Senate, he will try and find the votes. And he says he hopes the Michigan Legislature will take action on gun safety regulations soon.

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