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Gun bills advance out of a Senate committee

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Michigan bills for universal gun background checks, safe storage, and keeping firearms from those deemed a threat to themselves or others made it out of a Senate committee Thursday

The bills saw several changes, including new language to broaden what courts consider when issuing an “extreme risk protection order.”

Democratic Senator Stephanie Chang says more could come.

“We’re still working on incorporating feedback from various stakeholders and have a number of things we’re looking to get some further consensus on prior to a full Senate vote.”

Republican Senator Jim Runestad took issue with a change removing some liability protections for gun makers.

“I was hoping to get [to] yes on the safe storage but it’s a complete poison pill that will bankrupt any company manufacturing or even selling guns in Michigan.”

The Senate could vote on the bills next week.

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