Nessel, others push passage of gun safety bills

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined several lawmakers and safety advocates in pushing for the state’s passage of new gun safety legislation.

Nessel’s office says bills that would regulate the safe storage of firearms have stalled since June.

“It remains unconscionable that our gun laws do not include common-sense safety measures,” Nessel says. “We need to do the right thing to address gun violence in our schools, which is why I wholeheartedly support safe storage legislation.”

We’re told the bills, introduced by Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D – Beverly Hills) and Rep. Felicia Brabec (D – Ann Arbor), would require firearms to be stored in a locked box in a secure location.

“We fail as leaders if our response to the Oxford tragedy is more of the status quo,” adds Nessel. “I will continue to work with our partners in the Legislature to make this happen – for our children, for our educators and for our communities.

The state adds that there are also bills that would make gun safety devices tax exempt.

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