CCW Law Changes Possible For Certain Officials

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – County prosecutors and corrections officers could carry concealed guns into so-called “gun-free zones” under legislation that has cleared the state House.

The Republican-led chamber voted in favor of legislation yesterday that would allow current or former county prosecutors and assistant prosecutors, retired corrections officers, parole officers, probation officers and some federal law enforcement officers to carry concealed pistols everywhere.

Current state law prohibits most concealed pistol permit holders from carrying a gun into a school, day care center, sports stadium, bar, church, hospital, large entertainment venue, casino, college dorms or classrooms.

Supporters say allowing prosecutors, corrections officers and other retired officers to always carry a concealed weapon will allow them to protect themselves against ex-convicts who may hold grudges against them.

The package of bills now head to the Senate for consideration.

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