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AG Nessel on Legislature Passing Extreme Risk Protection Order Legislation

LANSING – Today, the Michigan state Senate passed the state’s first Extreme Risk Protection Order legislation, also known as ‘red flag laws’, a week after the state House did the same. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has been outspoken on the need for this law, and in March testified before the Senate Civil Rights, Judiciary, and Public Safety Committee in support of this and other gun safety bills. In response to the bill's passage today, she issued the following remarks-

“This law will save lives. What is clear, after years of witnessing horrific gun violence across school campuses, places of worship, and elsewhere, is that some people simply should not have firearms. And often, whether the need to remove a person’s access to a firearm is acute or enduring, there are egregious and abundant warning signs. This law will allow concerned friends, family, and law enforcement to act in a way that prevents senseless gun violence and deaths in our state.”

“If these recent gun safety laws should be challenged in court, I want the people of Michigan to know it will be my duty and honor to defend them. When these laws are enacted, I will use every tool of my office to ensure Michigan residents are informed of these laws and that they will be vigorously enforced.”


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