Michigan bill lets teachers carry concealed guns in schools

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Lansing, Mich.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers are renewing their attempt to let gun owners carry their weapons inside Michigan schools, day care centers and other gun-free zones.

Fast-tracked legislation up for a vote in a Senate committee Tuesday would allow concealed pistol license holders with extra training to carry in nine areas that are currently off limits. The full Republican-led Senate plans to vote Wednesday on the bill that is opposed by gun-control advocates and others.

The legislative action will come days after a gunman killed 26 people at a Texas church.

The bill is expected to be changed to close a legal loophole that currently lets CPL holders openly carry in gun-free zones.

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed similar legislation in 2012 in the aftermath of the massacre at a school in Connecticut.

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  • George

    Our these legislators really that STUPID???? First they want the schools to put in all this new securities systems in the schools now they want it to be okay to carry guns in the schools. Where is the LOGIC????
    Anybody who votes for this rediculuous Bill has there head up where the sun does not shine. Grow a pair and stand up against the NRA. I am not against guns or for some one to carry, but not in schools.

  • Clucko

    Back years ago, as students, several of us would bring shotguns to school locked in the trunks of their car to go hunting after class. I grew up when guns were kind of a ho-hum subject. But,having said that, I never once felt compelled to shoot another human for any reason,period, and incidents like the one in Texas were never in the news. If the passage of this legislation will minimize the occurrence of tragedies like that, great. I doubt that it will though. And, I don’t have a warm fuzzy feeling about anybody carrying a gun into a bar at all.Drunks and guns don’t mix. But I’m an old guy that doesn’t think gas stations should be able to sell beer either.