MI governor vetoes conceal-carry bill

Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a conceal-carry bill passed by the Republican legislature the day before the Newtown school shooting.


Michigan's Republican Governor Rick Snyder on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have allowed some gun owners to bring concealed weapons to places such as schools and day care centers, his office said.

The bill passed the Republican-majority Michigan legislature last Thursday, the day before the mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary schools left 26 dead, including 20 young children.

Snyder was already reluctant to sign the bill before the Connecticut incident, but that "heartbreaking" event gave him "extra pause," said Sara Wurfel, Snyder's press secretary.

Snyder, who just went through one wrenching controversy when he signed Michigan's right to work statute, didn't need another blow up right now. He's also no fool, correctly judging the mood of his constituents who are in no state of mind to expand gun rights.

Perhaps, when the wounds are on the mend from this tragedy, the issue can be revisited.

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