Whitmer wants Michigan to be the gun safety leader

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is promising to bring together all sides in the gun debate to find some common ground. She is also saying that gun safety is not her top issue at the moment.

The governor spent Monday fielding phone calls from Michigan citizens. The very first one was about too many guns on the streets.

“Michigan needs to confront something like what we’ve seen play out in Ohio and Texas, and I don’t even like saying that out loud. But we have to be mindful of the fact that there’s improvements that I think we can make with regard to gun safety and policy here in Michigan,” Whitmer, a Democrat, told reporters. “Michigan has an opportunity to lead. I don’t want to be reactive. I want to be proactive.”

That is easier said than done as the Republican-led state Legislature has refused to expand gun safety laws and Democrats do not have enough votes to go it alone.

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