Lawmakers block votes on gun storage and background checks after Texas shooting

Lansing – Republican lawmakers in Michigan on Wednesday blocked Democratic attempts to Force action on gun control measures, a day after a gunman killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school.

Senate Democrats passed a procedural move to introduce a package of bills to impose new gun storage standards in the Senate for a vote, rejecting committee proposals to mount action before the Senate. entire Senate. However, Republicans who control the chamber quickly voted to send the bills back to the Government Operations Committee.

In the House, Democrats tried to tie a school safety bill pending in the House to bills requiring safe storage standards and background checks for gun purchases. . But both amendments were defeated by the Republican-controlled chamber.

“This is an urgent situation that we face,” Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, said in a speech to the Senate. “We’ve been telling you about this for years, over and over. It’s urgent now because again we didn’t do anything after the Oxford shooting. We didn’t do anything after the Buffalo shooting. Now, we don’t want to do anything today.

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