MichMash: Sen. Sarah Anthony says new gun laws are ‘big steps in the right direction’

Since the devastating MSU shooting, new gun laws have been implemented in an effort to decrease gun violence.

Michigan State Sen. Sarah Anthony

Michigan State Sen. Sarah Anthony.

This week marks one year since the tragic shooting at Michigan State University. How have lawmakers responded? MichMash host Cheyna Roth and Gongwer News Service’s Alethia Kasben sat down with Sen. Sarah Anthony to talk about some of the new legislation to prevent gun violence.

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In this episode:

  • Sen. Sarah Anthony reflects on the one year anniversary of the MSU shooting
  • New gun legislation that includes Extreme Risk Protection Orders, also known as “red flag law”
  • Affordable housing and education

Since the devastating MSU shooting, new gun laws have been implemented in an effort to decrease gun violence. One of the laws is an Extreme Risk Protection Order, otherwise known as a “red flag law.” Anthony says that while she herself is a gun owner, she believes some rights should have limits.

“Study after study show that Extreme Risk Protection Orders and safe storage save lives,” she said. “They are big steps in the right direction.”

Anthony also spoke about the proposed budget Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shared this month. The two priorities Anthony is excited about the most is making college more affordable and creating more affordable and available homes in the area.

“I don’t know what corner of our state, our most rural locations , our urban cores, who isn’t talking about housing,” she said.

Anthony is looking for different housing for senior citizens and the talent the state is trying to attract.  

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  • Hernz Laguerre
    Hernz Laguerre Jr. is a Multimedia Journalist at 101.9 WDET. He is one of the co-host for "Detroit Evening Report," one of the weekend anchors for "Weekend Edition," the producer for our political podcast, "MichMash," and reports on arts, culture and politics.