Michigan Senate Votes to Allow Concealed Carry in Gun Free Zones
ABC reported that the Michigan Senate voted to allow concealed carry in many places where they are currently not allowed.
Hotly Contested: Carry Guns in Gun Free zones
In Michigan, it is illegal for the nearly 618,000 people with concealed weapons permits to carry in designated gun-free zones: schools, day cares, stadiums, large concert halls, taverns, places of worship, hospitals, many college dorms or classrooms, and casinos.
The legislation would legalize the right to carry in those places if a license holder gets eight more hours of training, though privately owned businesses such as bars could stay pistol-free. People licensed to carry would be banned from openly carrying or intentionally displaying a pistol — a provision that addresses a “loophole” that has allowed armed open-carry activists to enter the gun-free zones and has sparked lawsuits.
The current law already gives the leaders of churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship permission to allow concealed weapons.
Given that a citizen with a gun stopped the Sutherland Springs carnage, it should be easy. But Governor Rick Snyder vetoed similar legislation in 2012 just after Newtown. And it is by no means certain that the Michigan House of Representatives will pass the measure, even with Republicans in control.
Liberal anti-gunners have a serious lack of common sense with regard to guns in the first place. They cannot see that not one church shooting has ever been perpetrated by a law abiding regular member of the fellowship. People who have concealed carry permits exercising their right to keep and bear arms are not the problem: people with evil intent are the problem.
Even if the Michigan legislature finally passes the measure, the recent Texas shooting may cause the Governor to veto it just as a politically correct action- and enough votes to bypass a veto are usually difficult to achieve.
“Common sense gun control” is already on the books and has been for years. People need “common sense” in the first place to know that. From Miley “Twerker” Cyrus to singer Faith Hill and beyond into stupidity like NY Gov Andrew Cuomo (who thinks only Priests, Rabbis, and Pastors should pray or send their heartfelt thoughts to victims), their noise making is all about guns. In actuality, if they reacted to tragedies with a bit of real knowledge, we’d be much better off.
“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.” Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) 1835-1910