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Polling place, safe storage lit among policy asks by gun violence prevention advocates

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A bill package that would require Michigan schools to provide parents with safe firearm storage information made it out of a state House committee Tuesday

The legislation builds on laws passed last year requiring safe firearm storage in homes with kids and creating a legal process to remove guns from people deemed a threat to themselves or others.

Gun violence prevention advocates are now seeking more policy changes.

Democratic Representative Felicia Brabec says efforts are still underway.

“The legislative process is not linear. We can go back and forth and go in circles. And to me, part of the message is hang in there, we are still working and fighting.”

Some proposals that have been floated but haven’t moved include removing legal protections for gun manufacturers and tightening laws around gun assembly kits.

Critics say the state should better enforce existing gun laws rather than write new ones.

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