Michigan governor vetoes bill allowing concealed weapons in public places
Protesters camped out in the
December 18th, 2012
06:06 PM ET
10 years ago

Michigan governor vetoes bill allowing concealed weapons in public places

(CNN) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would have allowed concealed pistol license holders who undergo additional training to carry concealed pistols in schools and other public places, his office said Tuesday in a statement.

Snyder rejected the bill because it did not provide an opportunity for public places - such as schools, day care centers and hospitals - to exempt themselves from the provision, the statement said.


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  1. VA VERY Ex Republican

    can someone just answer a simple question of mine in a logical no BS way? WHY DO WE NEED TO CARRY GUNS???? if we have a 100% gun ban in the US then wouldn't crime numbers go down the drain and access to guns would very hard. you may say I am stupid but I am not, we carry guns not becuse it protects us rather than we carry guns because we love to carry guns for the sense of ego carrying a gun provides. the second amendment is 200 years old so do not tell me its a God given right to carry bear arms because the amendment was written by people and not by God and it was valid at that time but not now and since it is an amendment therefore the constitution can be amended so why can't we amend the second amendment and ban guns or at a minimum military style weapons???? I guess you can answer or you can say I am stupid or what ever you want. but the fact that someone feels that he or she should carry such a rifel and its OK makes me wonder whether we are a nut nation or a nation of nuts

    December 18, 2012 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. rs

    Yeah, he doesn't want all those angry middle-class workers coming after him in his office or at the capital.

    December 18, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  3. Data Driven


    I would also like to know what this "additional training" consists of. It had better be as rigorous as the training law enforcement personnel receives.

    December 18, 2012 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  4. NameJames Mc Mullan sr.

    People need to protect themselves with guns. Concealed gun carry permit. The crooks carry them
    illegally. If you inside Mcdonalds man comes in
    opens fire and shoots you can save lives if
    you got a gun.

    December 18, 2012 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Gurgyl

    As a nation, work for GUN-BAN LAW. Good luck.

    December 18, 2012 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  6. ghostriter

    Only reason he vetoed it was to give folks time to exempt themselves......

    December 18, 2012 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  7. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Snyder would have signed the bill and followed his allegiance to the GOP, but the massacre in Conn. happened at just the right time to nix this bill. This decision by Snyder has nothing to do with being a good leader, or about doing the right thing.

    December 18, 2012 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  8. Sarah Pigeon

    Surprised he has sense enough to back off in view of the rest of his politics in our state but glad he vetoed the bill. It was foolish and dangerous.

    December 18, 2012 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Name

    Snyder only responds cuz of public outcry. Otherwise he would have cowed to this lame duck Republican group.

    December 18, 2012 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  10. The Elephant in the Room

    Cops carry Glock hand guns which hold, I think, 14 rounds.

    Why would we allow anyone, legal gun owner or not, to have more rounds than the police?

    Where are the cops on opposing assault weapons & high capacity clips?

    December 18, 2012 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  11. John chelozzi

    I don't know of any other people so crazy about guns as the American people.You are a danger to the population of the planet.In the future there will be a war that you won't be able to handle,only then maybe your culture will change.

    December 18, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  12. Len

    someone with a brain....

    December 18, 2012 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  13. rey ramirez

    Can we get the Govenor of Michigan to talk to our Govenor in Texas. Our man is embarrasing now and while he was running for President. He seems to have his head in the sand in dealing with gun control. At the risk of sounding disgraceful, but perhaps a mental exam is in order for him.

    December 18, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  14. Thomas

    Thank You Governor !

    December 18, 2012 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  15. CBR

    Thank you, Governor. We do not need to have guns in schools ever.

    December 18, 2012 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. Larry L

    I,m a Soldier, hunter, gun collector, and a fan of more stringent gun laws. Still, I can visualize some sort of credentialing process for schoolteachers where they are paid to attend (voluntary) training during the summer provided by law enforcement personnel. After proving their weapon's proficiency and demonstrating their ability to assess situations and perform under stressful conditions, they could be credentialed to serve as some sort of public defender and allowed to carry a concealed weapon at school. They should be compensated as they would be for any additional skill set.

    December 18, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  17. Name lynn

    well here we go guns in the school and public places i hope these people know what they are during

    December 18, 2012 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  18. Larry L

    The last thing we need is more guns in public places. I took the concealed-carry class in Texas and was astounded by the simplicity and lack of standards for the certification. The class was spoon-fed to us by an ex-Texas Ranger and the answers to the "exam" were reviewed before we took it! The marksmanship portion was ridiculous – I literally could have thrown the weapon at the target and qualified – yet a couple of people failed! We need reasonable laws to restrict the loose distribution of weapons only designed for military or law enforcement application. We need to try to keep weapons out of the hands of crazy people. We do not need the N.R.A.

    December 18, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm |
  19. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Well, at least there is one decision I agree with. Just because there are weapons doesn't mean that someone is going to use them well.

    December 18, 2012 11:38 pm at 11:38 pm |
  20. enuff

    A man with common sense when it comes to this gun issue. He is not calling for a ban on guns, but a ban on stupidity and people over-reacting. Mental HEALTH is this issue. Don't try to deny it.

    December 19, 2012 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
  21. Pippa

    Michiganders are keen
    Simple hunting rifles ought to be enough.
    You want to appear more mucho and sexier?
    Don't wear guns at all!

    December 19, 2012 02:13 am at 2:13 am |
  22. Oliver Dyer

    Is our society going backwards? Do we return to the days of the old west? I for one would not feel comfortable in public places allowing anyone other than law enforcement individuals to walk around with concealed weapons. Recently two adults got into an argument at child's birthday party and started shooting at each other. They both were licensed to carry a concealed weapon. Both were injured in the exchange. Fortunately no one else was.

    December 19, 2012 04:21 am at 4:21 am |
  23. NameCraggar

    Vote this coward out of office

    December 19, 2012 05:55 am at 5:55 am |
  24. Marie MD

    How Michigan, a blue state, ended up with this guy is a mystery.
    Better voting next time Michigan. Your governor is something else.

    December 19, 2012 06:42 am at 6:42 am |