White House’s Gun Safety Rule Would Close The Gun Show Gap For Everyone

White House's Gun Safety Rule Would Close The Gun Show Gap For Everyone

The White House issued a rule Thursday that expands the number of gun purchases that need background checks. This rule is mostly the same as a law in Michigan that is already that. It also makes the state law’s defenses stronger, say people who support gun control.

In addition to other gun control laws that were passed this year, the Michigan law was one of them. A federal gun law that was passed two years ago is being put into effect with the help of the Biden administration rule, which does not need to be approved by Congress.

Stephanie Feldman, head of the White House Office of Gun Violence Prevention, said, “There are universal background checks in some states across the country, but what we need is a federal system because we know that guns can cross state lines.” It makes more people subject to background checks before they can sell guns, that’s what this does.

Recently, there were mass shootings at Oxford High School on November 30, 2021, and Michigan State University on February 13, 2023. These events made Michigan a center of the discussion over gun rights, gun availability, and how to stop gun violence.

It was agreed upon by State Senator Mallory McMorrow (D-Royal Oak) that rules made at the state level can only do so much. Michigan’s tougher gun laws were largely pushed by her.

The truth is that guns can still get into Michigan through nearby states like Indiana and Ohio, even if Michigan has the strictest gun laws. This is because of how guns can move from one state to another. That’s a big step toward fixing that mishmash and keeping people in Michigan safe.

The federal rule goes too far in regulating guns, according to gun rights groups. There are also plans to go to court to fight the state’s new gun laws by Michigan gun rights groups.

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