Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sen. Levin urges Gov. Snyder to veto concealed-weapons bill passed by Michigan Legislature

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Monday, Dec. 17, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., urged Governor Snyder to veto the concealed-weapons bill approved by a lame-duck session of the Michigan Legislature last week.  Levin’s statement follows:

"Governor Snyder is considering whether to sign a flawed concealed-weapons bill passed in a lame-duck vote of the Michigan Legislature. The arguments in favor of this bill were flawed before last Friday. Now, it is unthinkable that Michigan would make it easier to bring weapons closer to our children in their schools."

Editor's Notes:
The bill in question, Senate Bill 59, was passed by Michigan's Republican-controlled legislature on Thursday, Dec. 13, during the lame-duck session, the day before the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. Click here to read an analysis of the bill.

See also this Detroit Free Press article, posted today, Dec. 18, 2012: "Some fear gun bill on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's desk could put public schools at risk." 
The article points out errors in the bill that fail to protect schools. It also notes several religious leaders have written to Snyder stating their opposition to the bill and religious groups plan a vigil outside his office at 4 p.m. today.

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