Snyder Reviewing Gun-Control Legislation

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Governor Snyder to address legislation on gun controlMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)There’s focus this week on Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who says he is reviewing legislation passed last week that is likely to spark passionate reaction on both sides of the gun-control issue.

The bill – passed a day prior to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut – would allow some gun owners to bring concealed weapons to schools, churches, bars and other areas that are gun-free.

The Republican governor has not said if he’ll sign the legislation into law.  The bill is part of a wider effort to ease gun laws in Michigan.  The legislation does say a private business could opt out entirely and ban guns, but while schools could create gun-free zones, they could not opt out entirely.

A proposed amendment last week from House Democrat Lisa Brown to fully ban guns from schools in Michigan, was rejected.  A Snyder spokesperson said Friday, that the governor had already been planning to carefully analyze the bill prior to the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

The spokesperson added the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings are tragic and give pause, but also said the governor isn’t jumping to conclusions.

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