Mar 17, 2023
This Dec. 12, 2012 file photo shows the state capitol building in Lansing, Mich. (Carlos Osorio/AP) Michigan Senate OKs red flag, safe storage gun bills By Scott McClallen | The Center Square March 17, 09:27 AM March 17, 09:27 AM Video Embed (The Center Square) -The Michigan Senate passed gun legislation on party lines Thursday. The bill package aims to expand background checks, enact safe storage requirements, and add red flag laws. The bills pushed by Democrats are intended to reduce gun violence following a Feb. 13 shooting at Michigan State University that killed three students and wounded five more. The 11-bill package would require guns to be securely stored in homes where children are present. A violation of this bill would be a misdemeanor, unless a minor accessed a gun, and then penalties could augment. Senate Bill 83 seeks to add red flag laws, which allow some individuals including a spouse or family member to file for an extreme risk protection order against an individual.