Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
Snyder vetoed a bill on Thursday that had pitted gun rights advocates against former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and anti-domestic violence organizations.
The measure would have overhauled Michigan's concealed permit applications in a way that would have allowed people who faced restraining orders as a result of domestic violence or stalking allegations to obtain guns, as long as their orders didn't specifically restrict their access to firearms.
The NRA and gun rights advocates said those fears were overblown -- but Snyder rejected their arguments in a statement issued on Thursday.
"We simply can't and won't take the chance of exposing domestic abuse victims to additional violence or intimidation," Snyder said.
"There are certainly some reforms that can improve the way Michigan issues concealed pistol licenses and we support the rights of law-abiding firearm owners, but it's crucial that we leave in place protections for people who already have endured challenges and abuse," he said.
It was a rare stand by a Republican governor -- and in Snyder's case, one who's won twice in a state President Barack Obama carried and has been mentioned as a potential national candidate -- against an organization that counts much of the party's base as members.
They will make him pay dearly for doing what is right.ReplyDelete
Right on! Have been telling everyone I know that republicans can be decent human beings just like you and me.ReplyDelete
Why would anyone in their right mind advocate selling firearms to just anybody, any fucking time, no matter the hell what???
Oh!!!!!!!!! That's right. It's an industry. There is money to be made. Who the hell really cares who gets shot anyway. The main thrust is to sell as many firearms as we can possibly produce. Don't worry if they go to Mexico, or France, or who-the-hell-cares-wherever-the-fuck-else!!!!!!!!??????!!!!!!!!
Just make more guns and sell them all and get you stupid fucks to protect the industry with your stupid freedom rants.
"stupid freedom rants" ya fuck freedom we want to live in cold war era Russia it is so much better when others tell us how to live right FJDelete
It will be interesting to see if a challenger appears to run based on this veto. He ran unopposed in the last Republican primary.ReplyDelete
I heard that 90% of Michigan voters support this.Delete
"I heard that 90% of Michigan voters support this."Delete
Can you share where you heard that Mike? That percentage sounds like one oft used by various gun control lobby talking heads.
Maybe Mikeb just forgot to say "estimated," or "approximately," SSG, which allows one to triple inconveniently low numbers.Delete
90% of the respondents to a poll feeling that way does not mean 90% of the population of Mich feels that wayDelete
That was a joke. You did realize that right, all three of you?Delete