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Democrats call for background checks to buy guns and Whitmer gets big endorsement

Mar 3, 2018

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Democrats in Lansing want a state law that requires background checks for all firearm purchases. This is one of a number of ideas lawmakers have floated since the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. But the House Republican leader says he’s focused on improving mental health services, while other Republicans have proposed allowing certain teachers to carry weapons.

This Week in Review, Weekend Edition host Rebecca Kruth and senior news analyst Jack Lessenberry talk about the divide in the Capitol over how to keep kids safe from gun violence.


They also discuss the $175 million the Legislature has unanimously approved for road fixes, a new report that says Michigan's auto insurance premiums are almost double the national average, and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan's endorsement of Democrat Gretchen Whitmer for governor.