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Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

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 debate over carrying guns in schools was compounded Friday with news that a gunman killed at least 27 people, including 18 students, at an elementary school in Newtown, CT, according to Newtown Patch

Under the bill, open carry would be illegal in such venues, and those who carry concealed weapons would need extra training and time at the gun range, WDIV-TV reported.

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.

Should Gov. Snyder sign this bill? Tell us in the comments.

John J. Chamberlin December 15, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Absolutely yes, Gov. Snyder should sign the concealed carry bill for schools, churches and all such gathering places. If the proper people had been armed in Newton when this evil person started shooting folks he could have been shot himself by someone with a gun and alot of innocent lives could have been saved. John J. Chamberlin
John McPherson December 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM
The shooter used legally purchased guns in his rampage and also appeared to be well trained in using them. Allowing more guns into the public domain will make such attacks easier to perpetrate. Encountering guns in public will become more commonplace and not arouse suspicion among the vast majority of the unarmed public.
Carrie wilhelm December 15, 2012 at 07:23 PM
As a teacher, and speaking with my colleagues on this matter, we do not want guns brought into our school. As John M mentioned, how are we to know if a person with a gun is "just carrying" or there to do us harm? Also, John C, I can assure you, I will not be packing a gun as I teach the 4 year olds in my class. The entire idea makes me VERY uncomfortable.

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