Over the weekend, a series of shootings in eight states left at least 15 dead and 60 injured. Local organizers are continuing their push for expanded gun regulation.
As a result, there has been an increased call for legislative action to reduce mass shootings, both locally and nationally.
“I carried a gun for 50 years. The gun itself isn’t always the problem. But if you spice it up so much that you allow that to be the problem and turn it into a fascination for children and others, we’ve really gone down the wrong path. – Wayne County Executive Warren Evans
Listen: The Wayne County executive discusses gun regulations, tax expenditures and reflects on his career.
Warren Evans is the Wayne County executive. Last year, Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s North Terminal was renamed in his honor.
Evans previously served as sheriff of Wayne County from 2003 to 2009 and believes there needs to be increased gun regulations to reduce mass shootings in the country.
“It baffles me – the idea that an 18-year-old can’t buy cigarettes, an 18-year-old can’t go to a bar and buy a drink, but can walk into a cigarette store. ‘guns and buy an assault rifle,” Evans says. “And then the story is, well, he likes to go hunting. – there is a difference.”