gun control

8:28 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Bills would allow more officials to carry concealed guns in weapon-free zones

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House Committee could vote on bills early next week
State corrections officers, prosecuting attorneys and certain federal law enforcement officers could be added to the list of people who are allowed to carry concealed guns in the state's weapons-free zones. The changes are part of a package of bills up being considered by lawmakers in the state House.
9:46 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Second Battle Creek workshop on gun issue called off

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Mayor Susan Baldwin says she has no plans to join Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Remember that lively Battle Creek City Commission workshop last month on whether the city should join an anti-illegal firearms coalition? It won't be happening again. In surprise move Tuesday, Commissioner David Walters made a motion toward the end of the meeting to not schedule a second workshop that was promised by Mayor Susan Baldwin.
9:21 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Debate over guns on college campuses

George Mason University student and former active duty Marine Andrew Dysart stands on the George Mason campus with an empty holster in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007. In the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, Dysart is advocating the right of students with concealed handgun permits to carry guns on campus for protection, a practice which is currently forbidden at George Mason.
Credit Melissa Golden / AP photo

As the debate over guns and gun-related violence continues around the country, many university presidents say guns should not be allowed on campus. Western Michigan University and other schools have long had strict rules on weapons that students and others must follow. But some students say the university’s policy conflicts with a state law allowing people with concealed weapon permits to bring their guns to campus.

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6:15 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Gun control discussed at Van Buren County forum

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School security, emergency preparedness also discussed by education and law enforcement officials
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
SOUTH HAVEN, MI -- Although the opinions presented at a community forum on gun control widely varied Tuesday night, there seemed to be consensus in one area -- the issue is not going away any time soon The forum, which was sponsored by the South Haven Diversity Coalition and held on the campus of the Lake Michigan College South Haven campus, drew more than 70 people.
9:07 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Michigan mayors back gun magazine limits

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Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell among those signing the letter backing legislation.
Washington - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and 11 other Michigan municipal chiefs joined more 850 other mayors in backing legislation to ban high-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets. The coalition led by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Thomas Menino sent a letter to congressional leaders backing legislation that seeks to prevent mass shootings by gunmen with high-capacity magazines.