Marquette County Board wants to reduce gun violence

In the wake of the Sandy Hook  Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and new legislation signed by Governor Rick Snyder, the Marquette County Board of Commissioners took a stand on gun laws.

The board approved a motion to urge legislators in Lansing and Washington, D.C. to find ways to curb gun violence.  The board also wants to advocate for restrictions on military-type assault weapons and armor piercing bullets, and to ban the ability to buy guns at gun shows without a background check.

County Commissioner Steve Pence said that if Marquette can find a way to restrict gun laws, and create new responsible ones, the city could be a model for the rest of the state and the county.