Gov. Snyder Vetoes Concealed Weapons Bill as National Gun Control Debate Heats Up

December 18, 2012, 3:59 PM


In wake of the Connecticut shootings, it hardly seemed surprising.

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday afternoon vetoed a bill that would have allowed gun owners with extra training to carry concealed weapons in schools, day care centers, churches and stadiums, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Snyder sent lawmakers a veto letter saying the bill fell short and was missing a loophole to allow institutions to opt out and prohibit weapons in their building.

The letter stated, according to the Freep: 

“I believe that it is important that these public institutions have clear legal authority to ban weapons from their premises. Each is entrusted with the care of a vulnerable population and should have the authority to determine whether its mission would be enhanced by the addition of concealed weapons.”

Signing the bill would have brought more political headaches at a time Snyder is dealing with the fallout from signing right-to-work legislation. Critics would have also raised questions about his sensitivity to the heated gun issue and the shootings in Connecticut.


Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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