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Michigan Democrats call for "common sense gun laws"

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Michigan lawmakers wish to convince others to act now for gun safety law reform.

Democrats in Michigan's Congressional delegation are pushing for a pair of gun safety laws. 

One bill, dubbed "No Fly, No Buy," would prevent people on the terrorist watch list from buying guns. The other would expand background check policies.

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, says it's time to do something about gun violence. 

"We have it within our power to take action. Will it prevent all violence? No. Could it have an effect on the next terrible event? Perhaps," Kildee says.

"If you're determined to be too dangerous to get on an airplane with your fellow citizens, you ought not be able to walk in and buy any gun, at any price, for any purpose without any questions," Kildee says.

The "No Fly, No Buy" bill is opposed by the NRA, as well as the ACLU.

It's not expected either bill will make it to President Obama's desk before the election.

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