Michigan Legislature Passes Law To Allow Concealed Weapons In School [Updated]

180px-School_Bus_-_Thomas_-_Ledgemere_Transportation_-_4thumb_blue_gun_alex_fernandez_01We previously discussed the suggestion by a member of Congress that the Connecticut massacre could have been avoided if only teachers were carrying M-4 assault rifles. Now the Governor of Michigan is considering bringing that a little closer to reality with a bill that would allow concealed guns in public schools. Referring to the Connecticut massacre, Senator Tom Casperson, the Republican sponsor of the bill, said “to me it gives [teachers] a chance.” [Update: the Michigan Governor Rick Synder has vetoed the legislation]

If signed by the governor, the measure would also permit firearms in hospitals and stadiums for good measure. Ohio, Oklahoma and Alabama are considering their own expansions of gun laws.

Churches and businesses could still post signs prohibiting guns to exempt themselves from the law.

As of Dec. 1, there were 351,599 concealed weapons permits approved in Michigan, according to the State Police website.

Source: Business Week

214 thoughts on “Michigan Legislature Passes Law To Allow Concealed Weapons In School [Updated]”

  1. leejcaroll
    1, December 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    “In 2011 – the latest year for which detailed statistics are available – there were 12,664 murders in the US. Of those, 8,583 were caused by firearms.”

    No murders are caused by firearms. Murder is caused by murderers. Guns cause death.

    1. That was not my quote but from the article however the deaths were caused by firearms, not by, say, strangulation or hanging or other means. A murderer uses a firearm in order to cause a death.

  2. mespo727272
    1, December 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    “I hear “W” was and is for gun control, too:

    “Supports the current ban on automatic weapons
    “Supports banning the importation of foreign made, “high-capacity” ammunition clips.”

    Automatic weapons are not banned by federal law. Some states forbid their possession.
    Something more virtuous about U.S. made high-capacity ammunition magazines?
    Any competent amateur machinist can make a gun or guns. Read about “slam-bang” shotguns made by Philippine jungle gunsmiths out of water pipe or electrical conduit fitted to a piece of board carved into a buttstock and foreend.

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