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Snyder Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Guns in Schools

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.

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, let alone places of worship or sports arenas...The House passed SB 59 on Thursday. How dare these lame duck legislators put the safety of students, educators and communities at risk. As our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims of today’s tragedy in Connecticut, we call on Governor Snyder to veto this ill-considered bill."

On Monday, Snyder said he would re-evaluate the bill, and on Tuesday, he vetoed it.

Frustrated Old Man December 19, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Snyder's veto of concealed carry bill ignores the reality of mass shootings http://www.examiner.com/article/snyder-s-veto-of-concealed-carry-bill-ignores-the-reality-of-mass-shootings?cid=db_articles
jholeton jr December 20, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I am very disappointed in Governor Snyders decision to veto this bill. The NRA worked very hard to get this law passed. There was an enormous amount of pressure brought on Governor Snyder, so I can understand why he would change his mind at the last second. Hopefully, the Michigan Legislature can re-introduce a revised bill which will change the Governors mind. We can only hope!

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