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News from Progress Michigan

November 2, 2023

Contact: Denzel McCampbell,

Progress Michigan Statement on MI Legislature Taking Action to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

MICHIGAN – Last night, the Michigan House of Representatives passed bills SB 471-472 and 528 with bipartisan support, marking a significant step forward in preventing tragedies and enhancing the safety of Michiganders. These bills will prohibit individuals convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors from possessing firearms for eight years. In light of this important development, Denzel McCampbell, managing director for Progress Michigan, issued the following statement:

“We commend the Michigan Legislature for their bipartisan work to passSB 471-472 and 528. This significant action is a great way to conclude Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and underscores their commitment to proactively address the issue of domestic violence and reduce access to firearms for those convicted of such offenses. It’s a sobering fact that one in every five homicides of women in Michigan involves a current or former intimate partner with a firearm.

“We now look to the governor for her support and know that she will swiftly sign these bills into law. Michigan, by enacting these common sense gun violence prevention measures, will join thirty-three other states and the District of Columbia in sending a resounding message that the safety and security of Michiganders are of paramount importance.”