Should concealed weapons be allowed in schools and churches?
A bill allowing people to carry concealed weapons in schools and churches is on Governor Snyder's desk for his signature.
The bill approved Friday by the House requires people to undergo extra training to carry the concealed weapons in places that were previously off-limits. The bill cleared the Senate on Thursday.
Another provision would eliminate county concealed weapons licensing boards, with sheriffs taking over their duties.
Under the bill, people who concealed carry in gun-free zones would have to get enhanced training beyond basic requirements and spend additional time at the gun range. "Open carry" in those areas would be prohibited.
Decisions on licenses would have to be made within 45 days after an application is filed.
Dozens of people are weighing in on the bill on
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How is it not a good idea? People carry guns concealed everyday around you and you never know it... and won't know it until it ends up saving a life. There is another class you have to take in order to be able to carry in Pistol Free Zones as well. I think it's a great idea and will make it another step so I can protect myself and my family."
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ough call. It may prevent some tragedies. The idiot who plans on walking in a church to shoot everyone may think twice since there may be a law abiding citizen packin'."
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