02/25/2013 09:07 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2013

State Representative From Metro Detroit Says Gun Control Legislation Is In The Making

FERNDALE, MI – State Rep. Jim Townsend (D -Royal Oak) said in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale Sunday that he and his peers in Lansing are creating three-pronged gun control legislation.

"The issue of closing the loophole on gun purchases and requiring background checks and permitting, the issue of limiting the sizes of these bullet magazines and the issue of banning assault weapons, all three can be dealt with at the state level," Townsend told the Metro Coalition of Congregations at St. James Catholic Church. "I am very privileged to be preparing legislation on all three of those issues that I will be introducing with my colleagues in the very near future."