Snyder Vetoes Bill Allowing Concealed Pistols in Schools

The bill would have allowed CPL holders with additional training to carry concealed weapons in gun-free zones, including schools.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill that would have allowed current CPL (Concealed Pistol License) holders to carry concealed weapons into public schools and sports arenas, according to a report on Michigan Public Radio.

CPL holders can still legally open carry in pistol-free zones, including public schools. Senate Bill 59 would have required current CPL holders to receive an additional eight hours of training and then carry concealed in pistol-free zones.

The Michigan Legislature passed SB59 late last week, 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 (Friday'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.

Larry Fuller December 19, 2012 at 02:05 AM
For once, Synder did something right!
Common Sense December 19, 2012 at 11:24 AM
It's a good thing this bill got vetoed. Now the criminals won't be able to carry a gun into the "free zones". Oh wait, criminals do t follow laws that's why the are CRIMINALS. Pistol free zones only limit the law biding citizens ability to protect themself from the criminal element that doesn't follow the law
Frustrated Old Man December 19, 2012 at 05:44 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
Lucille Musser Arking December 21, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Your false name does not coincide with your comments . Guess thats why you hide your identity .
Lucille Musser Arking December 21, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Like most americans I do not want to live in a country under citizen marshal law. Those who want guns every place must educate themselves about the reality of guns everyplace . Inever worry about my government taking guns frim citizens Iworry about citizens killing me because they have a gun and have weard ideas about what freedom is . It is not living under citizen gun guard marital status .


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