Bills to expand background checks on gun sales passed by Michigan House

Published: Mar. 8, 2023 at 10:15 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 8, 2023 at 10:46 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Michigan House of Representatives took a step toward addressing gun violence in the state by passing several bills Wednesday.

House Bills 4138, 4142 and 4143 establish the requirement for background checks on all gun sales in Michigan.

Current Michigan law requires background checks for all handgun sales. The newly passed bills amend the state’s firearms law, the Michigan Penal Code, and the Code of Criminal Procedure to require background checks for all firearm sales.

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