Should Snyder Sign Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons in Schools?

On Friday, a gunman killed at least 27 at a school in Newton, 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.

Should Michigan's governor sign a bill on is desk that would allow concealed weapons in former no-gun zones, like schools?

Should Gov. Snyder sign this bill?

Tell us in the comments.

stringbob December 17, 2012 at 06:39 PM
True, however, guns don't go off by themselves, no more than they would jump out of a safe into the hands of a 5 year old. Sounds like you're opting for the enhanced school-security-enhancement-package. i.e. full lock down, metal detectors, no windows, etc. I guess I would too, except it's likely to be a very long time before that becomes reality, if ever. Obviously, something has to change to protect the kids in the interim.
Steve Losey December 18, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I will still stand by the fact that there is almost a 100% certainty that if there is NO gun in the building, a gun won't be discharged.
R Martin December 18, 2012 at 03:02 PM
When they can carry into the capital then we'll talk. If Snyder finds it safe for kids and churches why not politicians? And Robert - it's a poll not a debate so it's not necessary to address every comment mad with your opinion. It would be nice if it were only cirminals that killed - but it's football players, husbands, mentally ill people, the kid in the nice house that was home schooled, you get the picture. So I stated my opinion because I have a dog in this fight - a wonderful little girl. Respect it as I respect yours and stop tearing down everyone that responds.
stringbob December 18, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Sorry, R. I'll hush...
stringbob December 18, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Just kidding. It should also be a discussion. You know what they say about opinions...


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