Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Michigan Governor Promises Veto of Concealed Carry Expansion

Governor promises veto of concealed carry expansion
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Guns dot com

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Friday vowed to drop veto ink on legislation that would allow concealed carry in some gun free zones.

The two measures, introduced in September, would end the curious practice that permit holders could only carry in these designated pistol free zones if their weapon was visible and replace it with one in which CPL holders could apply for an exemption to the zones themselves. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 4-1 Republican-heavy vote last month.

Snyder, who vetoed a similar bill in 2012, this week told radio talk show host Steve Gruber, “I stand by that decision,” and affirmed when pressed that he would veto the latest attempt to expand legal concealed carry into gun free zones saying, “I’ve done it before.”

Snyder contends that unless a proposal allows for local control over gun free zones, he would be against it.

Gun control groups such as the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence acclaimed word of Snyder’s promised veto, calling it “great news.”


  1. " dangerous concealed carry permit holders"

    Yes, those dangerous carry permit holders. But in Michigan, ironically, while its illegal for a permit holder to carry concealed in a school, it is legal to carry openly.
    You recall our recent discussions about poorly written laws and intent of those laws? This sounds like a law that seems to rely on the reasonableness of the citizen as opposed to the government. So apparently, they want to allow permit holders to carry concealed after getting additional training.
    Some might call it a step in the right direction Something the gun control lobby normally loves to do. But lets go over the two possible outcomes,

    Course of action 1,
    Bill passes and is signed. Permit holders will no longer be permitted to carry in schools at all unless they receive extra training and get a special endorsement on their permit. This would not only tighten up on the issue of the intent, but reduce the number of permit holders that could carry in schools since not everyone would want to get the endorsement.

    Course of action 2,

    Bill passes and is vetoed. ALL permit holders will continue to be allowed to open carry in schools, much to the consternation of the powers that be.

    Both bills either pass or fail together. So we have a Republican legislature potentially passing a bill restricting the carry of guns in public and the gun control lobby, by supporting the promised veto, wanting to continue to allow open carry in schools.
    Just this last session, Minnesota's Democratic Governor publically promised to veto the bill legalizing possession of suppressors in Minnesota, but he actually signed it. I wonder how this one will play out.
    BTW, I think a more accurate tag would be your "common sense and honesty" one.

    1. What? A politician doing something against the will of the people who voted for him? You have said many times, that doesn't happen. Now you use that fact as an example. Laughable.