Report: Michigan Governor Snyder will veto concealed weapons bill

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Governor Rick Snyder
Governor Rick Snyder
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The Detroit News reported Tuesday that Michigan Governor Snyder will veto the gun bill that would have allowed concealed weapons in gun-free zones including schools and churches:

The bill allowing highly trained gun owners to carry concealed weapons inside public schools was delivered to Snyder’s desk Tuesday.

“He’s not going to sign it,” [State Sen. Mike] Green told The Detroit News.


According to the bill’s sponsor, Mike Green, Snyder will veto the ban because it does not allow schools to opt out of the law. A loophole in the bill allows private property owners to declare gun-free zones, but gave no such rights to schools.

The bill was one of hundreds passed during the Republican-controlled lame duck session of the Michigan legislature, which drew protests over a wildly unpopular right-to-work bill that passed and was signed.

A new poll out Tuesday shows Snyder’s popularity, which had been surging in the lead-up to Election Day, has dropped by 19 points in the last month. A whopping 44% of Michiganders support recalling him.

Snyder had been under mounting pressure to veto the gun bill in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shootings on Friday. He could “pocket veto” the bill if he does not take any action on it before December 27.

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Report: Michigan Governor Snyder will veto concealed weapons bill

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