Michigan Ponders Allowing Protection of Schools With Guns. UPDATE: Vetoed

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What would be the last thing you’d expect given the torrent of anti-gun sentiment, aided and abetted by an ignorant and/or duplicitous media?  How about the first actual, real piece of legislation that reflects a new hard line on gun rights common sense approach that has precedent both in the US and internationally, thoughtful advocates, but that gets almost zero attention from the media and is dismissed out of hand by the left.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is considering signing a bill that would allow concealed guns in public schools just four days after the massacre of 20 pupils in Connecticut.

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.

The measure, which also would permit firearms in hospitals and stadiums, is among several under consideration in states including Ohio, Oklahoma and Alabama that would redefine where residents may carry or keep guns.

Needless to say, this is not law and may not become law.  But it is an actual proposal and that sound you hear is rubber meeting the road on this “conversation” that we keep hearing is wanted.  We’ll see how this goes, Michigan’s citizens and all manner of messy pluralistic, democratic processes will get to work on expressing their view on this one.  It just may well be that the gravitational forces of a free society pull this proposal over the line into what’s known as “law.”  Then the conversation will be moving in earnest.

UPDATE:  Vetoed.

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  • HG

    Good idea. I hear tell that the AG’s office has some extra rifles for sale.

    • slackwarerobert

      Anyone hear how the #2 guys private gun showed up in the mexian beauty queen shooting yet?

  • Davo

    We could definitely save a lot of lives by arming more of our teachers. There’s a reason why these type of mass shootings never take place at military posts in Texas, for example.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      Actually, guns are pretty tightly controlled on military bases.

    • two_amber_lamps

      But of course… everyone knows that soldiers eat/sleep with their rifles like on “Full Metal Jacket”…. especially in cantonment.

      /sarc

    • tony_o2

      The Fort Hood shooting occurred in a building where everyone was unarmed.

      Armed teachers won’t guarantee that school shooting won’t happen, but it will reduce the victim count.

    • slackwarerobert

      Military bases are just like outside, only the cops have guns. You have to wait around for them to show up and file a report on what happened. You should be more outraged that they won’t even try a mass murderer because he wont shave. I don’t care if his beard gets caught in the noose and rips his face off.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    Dear Eric Holder,
    May I please have one of those guns you are giving away to Mexican drug cartels. I promise not to use it against any border patrol officers.

    • slackwarerobert

      I wouldn’t make a promise you can’t keep. They are even shooting each other so you better be prepared to drop them if they shoot at you. I don’t care who the threat is, I will stop them. When you can use their own weapon on them it is just that much sweeter, brings the talliban out in you so to speak.

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