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Moms Call For Gun Control Legislation At State Capitol

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Moms and other activists against gun violence gathered at the state Capitol Wednesday. Capital coorespondent Cheyna Roth reports the participants wanted to meet with as many lawmakers as possible.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America want lawmakers to keep guns out of schools. In the wake of a mass school shooting in Florida, multiple lawmakers have called for school safety measures like arming teachers.

Emily Durbin is the Michigan Chapter Leader for Moms Demand Action. She says more guns in schools is not the answer to school shootings. 

“We want a serious conversation." Says Durbin. "And we think now people’s minds are a little bit more open, the door is open and we want to start that conversation.”

Durbin says they want to urge lawmakers to pass a bill waiting for a hearing. It would let a court take away a person’s firearms if they show red flags that they could be seen as a danger to themselves or others.

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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