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Michigan politicians discuss ghost guns, other policies during gun violence prevention conference

Some Michigan officials are mentioning ghost guns as a possible target for new legislation in the coming months

Ghost guns can be made from kits or 3-D printed. They’ve caused concern because they can be hard to trace.

Democratic state Representative Kelly Breen says they’ve been increasingly involved in crimes,

“These go right to the core of what even we hear folks who are pro 2nd Amendment talk about. You really want to target the bad people with the guns.”

But Republican state Representative Phil Green says there needs to be stricter enforcement of existing gun laws rather than new ones.

“If we’re not going to prosecute people for committing a violent crime, is there any confidence that we’re going to prosecute somebody for having a ghost gun?”

Any potential bills would likely need bipartisan support to pass.

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