Legislation to stop gun violence doesn’t appear to be going anywhere in Michigan — but there could be changes underfoot in neighboring Ohio.
Gov. Mike DeWine, a Republican who ran on a pro-gun platform, unveiled this week gun control legislation following a mass shooting in Dayton, Cleveland.com reports.
The “red flag” bill DeWine backs is similar to legislation Michigan Democrats have introduced in both chambers. but has faced a roadblock from GOP leaders who control the Legislature.
Under the legislation, a judge could take away firearms or block new purchases if a protection order is in effect because because someone is deemed a threat to him/herself or others. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, supports the legislation.
Legislation passed the Democratic-controlled U.S. House earlier this year, but has not been taken up in the GOP-led U.S. Senate.
Another DeWine measure would institute background checks, something that also passed the U.S. House. Like Michigan, Ohio’s Legislature is controlled by Republicans.