LANSING, Mich., Feb. 1, 2024 — The newly created White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention and Intergovernmental Affairs convened this week with its Safer States Initiative. Several members of the Michigan Firearm Safety and Violence Prevention (MFSVP) Caucus attended the online event, which sparked discussion on strengthening support for survivors of gun violence, investing in evidence-based solutions to prevent and respond to gun violence, reinforcing ways to support for safe gun ownership, and encouraging the implementation of firearm background checks. After the meeting, MFSVP issued the following statement:

“MFSVP Caucus and its members are committed to making Michigan a safer place by leading the nation in gun reform efforts. Nine important and new gun reform laws take effect in Michigan on Feb. 13. This legislation is in line with Safer States Initiative’s top meeting highlights, such as protecting domestic violence survivors and requiring background checks. We’ve also had caucus members who’ve held community violence intervention town halls, which seek to find evidence-based solutions for Michigan. Our state is dedicated to making meaningful progress for safer communities.”

The Michigan Legislature passed a historic number of bills last year. These laws include universal background checks, safe storage laws and extreme risk protection orders, and the most recent legislation created firearm restrictions for those convicted of domestic violence.