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Democrats In Lansing Try To Find Common Ground On Guns

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
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(MPRN-Lansing) Democrats in Lansing are trying to see movement on gun violence prevention bills. They could have an unlikely ally. 

In an interview with Politico, Governor Rick Snyder mentioned his own experiences with a school shooting while he went to the University of Michigan. The interview comes days after after a deadly school shooting in Florida.

Snyder says he might be on board with so-called “red flag” legislation. It lets law enforcement and family members go through a procedure to ban a person from possessing a gun if they’re unstable.

Democrat Robert Wittenberg is the sponsor of “red flag” legislation in Michigan.

“If you wait too long, or you wait and you’re reactive instead of proactive, we’re just going to continue to lose lives.”

Wittenberg says he’s recently had Republican lawmakers ask him for copies of his bill to look over.

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