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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Praises President Biden Executive Order on Gun Safety
March 14, 2023
LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement today applauding President Joe Biden’s executive orders aimed to strengthen gun background checks, increase accountability, and provide more tools for law enforcement efforts to reduce gun violence.
"As a prosecutor and as the state’s top law enforcement officer, I have seen firsthand the horrific impact gun violence has had on communities all across our state. I have dedicated the resources of my office to help fight this deadly epidemic by supporting legislation and litigation, both here in Michigan and across the nation, that would help enact gun safety policies to keep guns out of the hands of bad actors and ensure our local police officers and departments have the tools and resources they need to combat gun violence. I am grateful to see efforts made by the president that mirror the policies we are trying to enact here in Michigan. Together, I am confident we can help curb gun violence and save lives.”
Nessel, who first took office in 2019, has been an outspoken advocate for gun-safety measures, including increased accountability for manufacturers, efforts to remove ghost-guns from our streets, and banning firearms from the Capitol and other State facilities. Most recently, she testified before the Michigan Senate in support of gun safety legislation that would expand background checks, establish safe storage guidelines, and create a process for Extreme Risk Protection Orders.
The AG will join Speaker Joe Tate, Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin, and others in welcoming former Congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords for a rally on the Capitol steps at 11:00 a.m. on March 15, 2023.