LANSING, Mich., March 2, 2023 — House Democrats introduced common-sense gun reform legislation today. The bill package focuses on tackling gun violence via three central reforms — universal background checks, secure storage laws and extreme risk protection orders. Democrats have previously introduced gun reform legislation; however, after the fatal mass shooting at Michigan State University, there is an urgent call for bipartisan support to end gun violence and increase public safety. State Rep. Brenda Carter (D-Pontiac) issued the following statement supporting the legislation:

“I am proud to be a sponsor of a bill in such a meaningful package of legislation. As someone whose family has suffered as a result of the ongoing gun violence epidemic, I know how much pain it causes our communities. The bills we have introduced will help to prevent more gun violence. It is time that we pass them.”