Snyder Vetoes Bill That Would Have Allowed Guns in West Bloomfield 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 arenas, 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.

WB Resident December 19, 2012 at 12:42 AM
This is very misleading. Guns are currently allowed in schools....just not legally. All this veto did was stop law abiding citizens that took the time to pass a background check and obtain extra training from carrying a concealed weapon into a school. Unfortunately it did nothing from stopping someone that doesn't care about the law from bringing a gun into a school....as we have unfortunately seen. I am not going to take the POV that we should arm teachers ( as a parent I am not ready to accept that this is what our country is coming to) I'm just pointing out that this veto doesn't make our schools any safer.


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