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Michigan Senate passes gun bills to address mass shootings

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats in the Michigan Senate approved a 11-bill gun safety package Thursday that includes red flag laws and requirements for safe storage and universal background checks. A mass shooting at Michigan State University last month was the state's second school mass shooting in 15 months. Republican most vocally opposed red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection orders, on the Senate floor Thursday. Red flag laws are intended to temporarily remove guns from people with potentially violent behavior and prevent them from hurting themselves or others. The package now heads to the Democratic-led House before being sent to Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for final approval, who has said she will sign the legislation.

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