EAST LANSING, MICHIGAN — Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed House Bill 4138 into law on the campus of Michigan State University. The University was the sight of a mass shooting earlier this year and that mass shooting led to calls for common sense gun legislation.
Churches’ bill will now require background checks for all gun sales in Michigan. A release put out by the Michigan House Democratic Caucus stated that the bill and other bills in the package singed by Whitmer was called for after recent mass shootings that left young people dead, “In the wake of February’s shooting at Michigan State University and the shooting at Oxford High School in November 2021, these laws are commonsense and imperative to addressing gun violence in the state.”
“It is our collective responsibility as lawmakers to keep our community members healthy and safe,” Representative Jaime Churches said. “This legislation provides a foundation to help build a safer Michigan by modeling responsible gun ownership. As state representative for Downriver, I will continue to advocate for reasonable, commonsense policies to protect our communities from gun violence.”