Michigan‘s Republican governor Rick Snyder vetoed a controversial gun bill today that would have allowed concealed weapons in schools. The Michigan House of Representatives passed the bill late on Thursday in a 68-41 vote. The Senate approved it 27-11. It was one of the last bills passed during an especially busy lame-duck session. Both Michigan houses are dominated by Republicans.
In the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut drew national attention to Michigan’s proposed law. Many questioned the legislation and whether schools, day care centers, stadiums and churches will be safer if people are allowed to carry guns there.
Thumbwind had asked the sponsors of Michigan Senate Bill 59 Michael Green , Thomas Casperson, Phillip Pavlov, David Robertson, and John Moolenaar for their views on support of this legislation in the wake to the Connecticut shootings.
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- Concealed weapons could be allowed in ‘gun-free zones’ under bill headed to Michigan Gov. Snyder (mlive.com)