Under Fire: Newschannel 3 forum
KALAMAZOO, Mich. —
A proposed red flag law would allow someone deemed dangerous to others, or himself, to be de-armed by the court. Another proposal would put guns in the hands of teachers.
Expanded background checks are also on the table in the Michigan legislature.
But will any or all of this work?
Newschannel 3 anchor Andy Dominianni assembled a panel of experts on both sides of the gun control debate in Michigan to discuss those issues and more.
The round table discussion covered pending legislation that would allow family members to petition a court to remove guns from somebody deemed mentally unstable; arming teachers to prevent further school violence; and the pros and cons of expanded background checks.
Offering insight into the objectives and potential results of these proposals are:
- Michigan Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo)
- Leona Gould-McElhone with MOMS Demand Action
- Tom Lambert with Michigan Open Carry
- Jonathan Southwick with Southwick's Guns, Ammo and Gear
Members of the panel debate arming teachers in schools:
The panel debates removing guns from people deemed mentally unstable: