LANSING, Mich., May 27, 2022 — Yesterday, state Rep. Christine Morse (D-Texas Township) introduced House Resolution 306, which urges Congress to fund scientific research on gun violence and its effects on public health. Along with funding research, this resolution would require the U.S. Surgeon General to issue annual reports to the public on the current state of gun violence in the country. Collectively, these two parts of the resolution aim to address the gun violence epidemic. This legislation has already garnered strong support, with over 25 co-sponsors. Morse issued the following statement:


“It is long, long past time that we take action to end gun violence in our country. An average of 100 people per day die from gun violence in the United States. This is far beyond being a problem — gun violence is a plague that is literally and metaphorically killing our families, our communities, our state and our country. This is not about ‘taking away guns’ or any other political fear-mongering. It’s about making our country safe for everyone. In the shadow of yet another tragic mass school shooting, violence caused by firearms needs to be at the forefront of our legislative agendas. Period. We must call for action on gun violence. We must stop talking and start making real changes to protect our citizens.”