Bill allowing concealed weapons in schools approved by House committee

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    A bill approved by a House committee Wednesday would allow gun owners with concealed weapons to carry those weapons in schools and other formerly “gun-free” zones.

    David Eggert from MLive has more:

    Michigan now prohibits people licensed for concealed weapons from carrying them in schools, day care centers, sports arenas, bars, places of worship, hospitals, dorms and casinos. They can, however, openly carry their guns in schools and all other places except federal buildings, courthouses and casinos.

    The bill would let CPL holders apply for an exemption so they could carry concealed guns in those gun-free zones, though they no longer could openly carry there under the legislation. They would have to get at least eight more hours of training and fire 94 additional rounds at a firing range.

    However, private property owners—churches, bars, hospitals and others—would be allowed to prohibit guns from being carried on their premises. Because of their autonomy under the state constitution, public universities also could ban guns.

    Public schools—currently gun-free unless someone openly carries a weapon—would have to allow concealed weapons under the bill.

    There’s enough uncertainty surrounding the law that a number of state universities have come out strongly against the bill, AnnArbor.com reports.

    Bill allowing concealed weapons in schools approved by House committee | Michigan Radio
     
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    Are there really people who are upset they can't bring a gun to their child's school?
     
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    If there'd been a few teachers carrying at Columbine, who were skilled in handling and shooting their weapons, no doubt in my mind that they could have popped them from behind and ended the massacre.

    Also creates a deterrent, if morons like that know that some teachers may be packing.
     
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    The if game is always fun.


    What would have happened if a teacher brought a gun to school and a crazed student took the gun from sed teacher and murdered a class full of kids?
     
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    Kids bring guns to school all the time, they don't need the teacher's...
     
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    Ohh yeah kids bring guns to school all the time...

    LMAO.
     
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    Concealed carry. You don't advertise it.

    Even lefty Dianne Feinstein carries.

    Bet you didn't know that...
     
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    So we should arm the teachers? 0.o

    I consider myself pro-gun rights, but I don't see a reason to want to carry in places filled with children.
     
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    Cool.
     
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    Yeah, kids will never figure out their teacher is packing. :rolleyes:
     

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