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Firearm Safety


Welcome to the  League of Women Voters of Michigan’s Firearm Safety Network

The Firearm Safety Network focuses on educating the public about firearm safety and advocating for firearm safety legislation.

All League members are invited to attend our virtual monthly meetings on the second Tuesday at 7pm. Meetings are paused for the summer and will resume in September, 2024.  

To join contact: Firearmsafety@lwvwashtenaw.org


Read About Michigan’s New Firearm Laws effective February 13, 2024 by clicking here. 

Upcoming Firearm Safety Network Events

End Gun Violence Michigan*  is hosting Silence the Violence events in June across the state to honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence.  Check here to participate in an event near you or to learn how to host.

*LWVMI is a coalition member of End Gun Violence Michigan

Previous Events and Recordings

Feb. 13, 2024. Prevent 2 Protect: The Adolescent Targeted Violence Prevention Project.  Learn about this newly launched project at MSU from Directors Alyse Folino Ley, OD, and Frank Straub, PhD.   Click here to view the recording.

Jan 10, 2024:  Firearm Safety Workshop covering the status of current firearm safety legislation (Christina Schlitt, LWVMI), the enforcement of current firearm safety laws and “Constitutional County” resolutions (Sue Smith, LWVMI), and what current research tells us and possible solutions to this public health crisis (Laura Seawald, M.D., University of Michigan Firearm Injury Prevention Institution).  Click here to view the recording.

Dec. 12, 2023:  Michael Waldman, CEO and President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, discussed his book  The Second Amendment: A Biography in the context of second amendment sanctuary counties.  Click here to view the recording.

Oct. 10, 2023:  Matthew Raad, LMSW, the Community Engagement & Partnership Coordinator of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System discussed the VA’s suicide prevention efforts.  Click here to view the recording.

Legislative Update with LWVMI Positions

Use this link for a current list of firearm-related legislation in Michigan, passed and pending.