Michigan Senate Republicans block votes on gun storage bills after Texas school shooting
The Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, where a day after a gunman killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school, Republican lawmakers blocked a set of bills that would have imposed new storage standards for firearms. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Republicans blocked a Democratic attempt Wednesday to bring a set of bills to impose new storage standards for firearms up for votes in the state Senate, a day after a gunman killed 21 people at a Texas elementary school. Democrats successfully made a procedural move, discharging the proposals from committee in order to set up action before the full Senate. However, Republicans who control the chamber quickly voted to send the bills back to the Government Operations Committee. "This is an urgent situation we are facing," Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, said in a...