Michigan Attorney General joins effort for gun safety ruling

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FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel attends an event for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Nessel says she will move next month to decommission a Great Lakes oil pipeline if Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cannot resolve the issue with operator Enbridge. The Democrat spoke on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at the Detroit Regional Chamber's policy conference on Mackinac Island, near where where Line 5 runs under the Straits of Mackinac. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya File)

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a group of Attorneys General in the fight for state local gun safety.

Nessel and 12 other Attorneys General are urging the Supreme Court to uphold a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling. It held that states and localities can impose certain types of firearm regulations when they are substantially related to an important government objective, such as the protection of their residents.

The decision dates back to a New York State case from 2013 that challenged regulations in New York City. Nessel and her colleagues say the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms does not prevent state and local governments from implementing common-sense gun safety regulations.

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