Lansing lawmakers could take up gun bill

New legislation aimed at curbing gun violence has been introduced in the Michigan House and Senate. The chairman of the Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, State Representative Robert Wittenberg of Metro Detroit, says the bills would allow judges to issue protective orders for individuals when police or family members prove they pose a risk of harm to themselves or others. Whittenberg was joined in the announcement by co-sponsors including Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo and Julie Brixie from the Lansing area. Whittenberg says the legislation would provide a meaningful tool to combat the gun violence epidemic he says is plaguing our country. Currently, eleven states have a similar law in place.