Skip to comments.Governor Rick Snyder vetoes concealed weapons legislation
Posted on 12/18/2012 2:21:28 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
(WXYZ) - Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed gun legislation that would have allowed concealed weapons in churches, schools and daycares.
He vetoed Senate Bill 59 Tuesday after stating that he would give the legislation extra consideration following tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
The bill drew widespread criticism in the wake of the school massacre in Newtown where 26 people were killed - including 20 children. Under the proposed law, concealed weapons would have been allowed in schools and churches.
This type of violence often leaves society with more questions than answers, Snyder said. The reasons for such appalling acts usually are numerous and complex. With that in mind, we must consider legislation like SB 59 in a holistic manner. While the bills goal is to help prevent needless violence, Michigan will be better served if we view it through a variety of lenses. A thoughtful review that examines issues such as school emergency policies, disenfranchised youth and mental health services may lead to more answers and better safeguards.
Some in the GOP argued it was a law designed to protect students because the legislation banned open-carry in schools
Michigan's gun bill proposed allowing gun owners with extra training to carry a concealed weapon in a gun-free zone.
While we must vigilantly protect the rights of law-abiding firearm owners, we also must ensure the right of designated public entities to exercise their best discretion in matters of safety and security, Governor Snyder said. These public venues need clear legal authority to ban firearms on their premises if they see fit to do so.
While the governor rejected SB 59, he signed two other bills that streamline the process for handgun purchases.
It’s good to keep the ban on weapons in churches and daycares - if you believe that someone who doesn’t mind the felony of mass murder will turn back when they realize that carrying the gun into a church is also a felony. Besides, what are the chances that a gun would ever be needed in church?
Thanks to restrictive laws, there has never been an armed security person or off duty cop in the schools that had mass shootings, so there is rarely a happy ending to these stories in schools. Liberals seem to think that is a good trade off, that 20 dead kids are an opportunity to pass the laws they want, not a tragedy that could have been avoided if they had not forced the existing laws on us.
Blech. Those two should get a room.
So what? Either your mind is right or it isn't.
I don't give a crap about "political capital".
Override the veto.
That's exactly what needs to happen - arm the teachers.
Surely every school has a last one teacher who isn't a squishy lame-brain who will arm up to protect their school.
They are always “tragic boating accidents,” aren’t they? And why would you be carrying a handgun on a boat, anyway? Even lacks plausibility.
Don’t you people ever get tired of that dead, unfunny, un-clever joke? Damn.
Everybody knows what it means. That’s what makes it funny.
Gotta' make him feel good ~ in a Liberal sort of way!
If he'd stuck to his own faith ~ church of Satan ~ he'd still be alive and kicking. Dude changes church one time and BANG.
I think the Leftwingtards have him in mind when they think of guns in church ~ not realizing, of course, that he himself was always armed.
Under current Michigan law, holders of a Concealed Pistol License cannot carry concealed on school grounds, but they can open carry.
So which is more scary; having someone who's been to additional training carrying concealed in school, or someone openly carrying in the hallways?
Separate school and state, before any more innocents are massacred spiritually, morally, or physically.
Not much to say except the last one out of Michigan please turn out the lights.
Dr. Suzanna Hupp Testimony to congress on the shooting that killed both her parents in a gun free zone where she was the one who obeyed the law and left her gun in the car.
As a retiree, I grudgingly went along with his implementing a tax on retiree pensions but this latest cave-in has caused me to disenfranchise myself from the RINO........
The blood of Michigan school children and staff is on Synder's head if a "Sandy Hook" type massacre happens in his state. Shame on Synder.
Where is this church, and how can I join?
Yep - Sign me up!
Your standards for comedy must be exceptionally low.
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