This spring, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed 10 gun safety bills into law for the state of Michigan. The changes include expanding universal background checks for gun purchases, creating safe storage requirements for firearms and enacting a red flag law to allow law enforcement to temporarily confiscate firearms from those deemed a danger to themselves or others. The laws will take effect in the spring of 2024 to allow government and law enforcement officials to plan for their implementation and enforcement.

Dr. Patrick Carter speaks with The Michigan Daily about the role of U-M’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention in the rollout of these new policies.