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Michigan Moms Condemn Passage of Dangerous Gun Legislation, Urge Governor Snyder to Veto SB 789

January 8, 2015

SB 789, Passed by Michigan Legislature, Would Weaken Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Allow Some Stalkers and Domestic Abusers to Carry Concealed, Loaded Weapons

In response to the Michigan legislature’s passage of S.B. 789 –legislation that would allow some people subject to stalking and domestic violence restraining orders to obtain permits to carry concealed handguns – the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America released the following statement:

“This dangerous legislation would put Michigan women and communities at risk,” said Kristen Moore, a volunteer with the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “The presence of a firearm in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that the woman will be killed. I urge Governor Snyder to veto S.B. 789 because keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers is basic common sense and is proven to save lives. Our governor should be working to protect victims of stalking and domestic violence, not to arm abusers under restraining orders.”

Further Research on Guns and Domestic Violence

  • Women in the U.S. are 11 times more likely to be murdered with guns than women in other high-income countries
  • 57 percent of mass shootings involve incidents of domestic violence
  • 54 percent of women killed with guns are killed by intimate partners or family members

You can find more research on the connection between guns and domestic violence here.

About Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of American mothers fighting for public safety measures that respect the Second Amendment and protect people from gun violence. Moms Demand Action campaigns for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 2.5 million members and more than 40,000 donors. For more information or to get involved visit Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at @MomsDemand

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