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The Discussion On Gun Control Continues After Kalamazoo Shootings


Some groups are calling for gun control measures after shootings in the Kalamazoo area left six people dead, but not everybody agrees. 

The Michigan Gun Owners organization say the core issue is not being discussed.  The group's attorney, JamesMakowski, says it's not a gun control issue, but rather a mental health one and that should be addressed.  

However, those who would like to see more regulations, such as the Physicians for Prevention of Gun Violence group in Washtenaw County, say that's not accurate.  Psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Silk says most of the gun deaths in this country don't occur in mass murders, but they occur because of impulsive actions people take.

There are about 500,000 licensed concealed pistol holders in Michigan.

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— Jorge Avellan is the Ann Arbor beat reporter and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him

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