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Should Gov. Rick Snyder Sign Concealed Carry Bill?

On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newtown, CT. Meanwhile in Michigan, Gov. Snyder has a bill on his desk that would allow some concealed guns in schools. What do you think?

The Michigan Legislature on Friday approved a bill allowing those with additional training to carry concealed weapons into venues such as schools, day care centers, churches and sports stadiums, according to WDIV-TV in Detroit.

The question is especially timely after a gunman opened fire Friday in a school in Newtown, CT, .

The bill awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature after it cleared the Republican-controlled House on Friday and the Senate on Thursday, WDIV-TV reported.

However, the station reports that Snyder said Friday that he will likely take some time to review the bill, "especially in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting."

Should Gov. Snyder sign this bill? Vote in the poll and tell us in the comments.

Mary Novello December 16, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Can we use a little science/experience here, rather than waxing romantic about the wild west? Diane Sawyer did a segment where ordinary citizens were trained to use weapons to stop an assault in real-life conditions. It is not as easy as it sounds. I urge all proponents of the bill, including the Governor, to view this before making this law, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjZY3WiO9s
Tom December 16, 2012 at 09:38 PM
That video confirms what I've always thought. However, many will think it doesn't apply to them.
AbuHak December 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Thank you for sharing that video. It confirms that trained professionals should be the ones counted on to do the protecting in public venues in our society. If you want to keep a gun in your home, carry it to work for protection, or go hunting with it, that is your right, but if someone wants to walk around public venues with a firearm because they feel that they are insecure, afraid that something will happen, or they some sort of vigilante, they need therapy. I wonder exactly how many instances of a bystander brandishing a weapon has prevented a crime from occurring? If it was any significant number the NRA would be promoting it. I would like to compare it to the number of careless instances when licensed holders have accidentally killed someone, or their guns have been stolen and used to commit a crime.
Peggy Weggy December 16, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Good comment AbuHak. I think we can all find some interesting here: Did you know that most mass killings are done not with illegal weapons but with LEGAL WEAPONS... And most by mentally impaired! http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/07/mass-shootings-map . I don't think the issue taking away rights to bare arms. At least for me... It's for more rigorous mental background checks of permit applicants AS WELL as all in the household. Also, when our forefathers put right to bare arms in the constitution it didn't mean nor require automatic weapons. That needs to stop as history has shown, it more than quadruples the death toll. Third, raise the cost on these precious gun permits so we can afford to enforce safe use. In the mean time putting a trained armed guard at each school may give psycho's pause for thought and the school kids a fighting chance.
JP Tactics December 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
As with most news reporting they don't give you all the facts. FBI reports that 7 shots are fired by each shooter in a shootout before anyone is hit. This includes trained officers. Make no mistake most of our police officers are not good gun handlers or good shots. Most are only required to shoot one time a year and a total of about 200 rounds. I am a NRA instructor and shoot about 10,000 rounds a year. I shoot in pistol and rifle matches weekly. Trust me there are more CPL holders out there that have better training then most police officers

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