Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would allow concealed guns in public schools just four days after the massacre of 20 pupils in Connecticut.
“While we must vigilantly protect the rights of law-abiding firearm owners, we also must ensure the right of designated public entities to exercise to their best discretion in matters of safety and security,” he said in a letter sent to the legislature. “These public venues need clear legal authority to ban firearms on their premises if they see fit to do so.”
The Michigan bill, approved by the legislature less than 24 hours before the Newtown killings, is a practical way to let teachers who’ve completed training protect themselves and their pupils, said Senator Tom Casperson, a Republican sponsor of the bill. He said some teachers at the Connecticut school died trying to shield children.
“To me it gives them a chance,” he said.
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