The bill would have allowed concealed weapons in gun-free zones such as schools and sports arenas.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons into public schools and sports arena, according to a report on Michigan Public Radio. The Michigan Legislature passed Senate Bill 59 late last week that would have allowed concealed weapons in gun-free zones, but in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, CT, many had called for Snyder to veto the legislation. Legislators for the Grosse Pointes, Senator Bert Johnson (D) and Representative Tim Bledsoe (D) both voted in opposition to Senate Bill 59. David Hecker, Michigan President of American Federation of Teachers (AFT) said in a Friday statement, "We’re aghast that this lame duck legislature thinks it’s a good idea to put MORE guns in our schools, …
On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newtown, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you think?
Should Michigan's governor sign a bill on is desk that would allow concealed weapons in former no-gun zones, like schools? The question is timely for two reasons: Grosse Pointe Public Schools Board President Judy Gafa posted this comment on a social media site, "Thoughts and prayers to the families in Connecticut who are dealing with a nightmare right now. Governor Snyder has a bill sitting on his desk waitin (sic) to be signed that will allow guns in schools. I believe the district can opt out, but this is a bad law please call and tell him to VETO the bill!" What do you think of the legislation? Should the governor sign it? Answer our poll and tell us in comments.