Michigan lawmakers and the governor’s office are rolling over two gun-controlled measures: arming trained teachers and removing guns from individuals with mental health symptoms. According to the Associated Press, the state of Michigan joins five other states that have similar laws in place, but legislation is under review in a dozen or more. State democrats are backing universal background checks as a response to the call to stop mentally ill people from owning guns. Republican Brian Elder, the husband of a teacher, is questioning why the Republican caucus is refusing to allow discussion on the issues, stating that “if the bills actually came up… we would get Republican votes.”

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