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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:05 PM

Meanwhile, in the state of Michigan...

Day Before Connecticut Shooting Massacre, Michigan Legislature Passed Bill Allowing Guns In Classrooms

On Thursday, one day before the tragedy in Connecticut where at least 29 people were killed at an elementary school, the Republican-controlled Michigan legislature passed a bill that would allow people to bring guns into schools.

Amidst a lameduck session that has spawned a host of right-wing legislation, including a so-called “right-to-work” law and an extreme abortion ban, a “sweeping rewrite of Michigan’s concealed handgun law” was also approved yesterday. The legislation changes Michigan’s gun laws in a number of ways, including making it easier for people to receive a gun permit and opening up “gun free zones,” including schools and elsewhere, to people carrying concealed firearms.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/12/14/1337551/michigan-guns-classroom/

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Reply Meanwhile, in the state of Michigan... (Original post)
LTR Dec 2012 OP
redqueen Dec 2012 #1
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #2
HockeyMom Dec 2012 #5
valerief Dec 2012 #3
ManiacJoe Dec 2012 #4
blue_heron Dec 2012 #6
Michigan Alum Dec 2012 #8
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #7
KeepItReal Dec 2012 #9
quakerboy Dec 2012 #10
KeepItReal Dec 2012 #11
bigdarryl Dec 2012 #12
progressoid Dec 2012 #13
gollygee Dec 2012 #14
blue_heron Dec 2012 #15
gollygee Dec 2012 #16

Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:06 PM

1. This is out of control. nt

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:08 PM

2. jesus freaking christ. it's like they hope we'll all kill each other.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

5. You couldn't PAY me to bring a gun to school

as a TA. Very, very DANGEROUS. You will end up more CHILDREN, than you will save.

I got into a very big fight with my CCW owning husband (Florida) over this. I am there to protect the CHILDREN, not have a shoot out at the OK Coral.


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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:12 PM

3. Fatal absurdity. nt

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:12 PM

4. See the LBN discussion on this more restrictive bill:

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

6. wake up michiganders!

maybe a shock of reality will stop the michigan legislators in their tracks?!?!?!?!

what a nightmare

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:17 PM

8. What has happened to that state??!! Glad I moved. Michigan is the new CRAZY state.

Of course, I'm in Florida, which is crazy too.

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:14 PM

7. I want to scream at the Universe.

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:17 PM

9. These GOP lame-duck rat bastards wanted to REPEAL SCHOOL GUN FREE ZONES!

TO ALLOW CONCEALED CARRY INSIDE SCHOOLS.

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:31 PM

10. Wanted to or did?

Sounds like they did it, not just thought about it. along with passing every hairbrained idea they can think of. I have never ever heard of a legislature moving so fast on so many major bills.

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:38 PM

11. The bill is on MI Gov. Snyder's desk

per ThinkProgress :

"The bill now sits on Gov. Rick Snyder’s (R) desk, who must decide whether to approve or veto the legislation."

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:43 PM

12. Not voting in 2010 is having MAJOR CONSEQUENCES!!!!!!!

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:51 PM

13. Good god.

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Response to LTR (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:53 PM

14. I don't really want my kids in schools that have guns in them

This is stupid and horrible.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #14)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:06 PM

15. Ditto!

except for a policeman.

In our county the high schools and middle schools have officers assigned (they almost cut the funding for middle schools but the parents protested loudly)....which they did after Columbine. But none in elementary schools. We shouldn't need them there, but obviously it is necessary for their protection.

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 04:10 PM

16. We have police in the high school too

not sure about the middle school.

But that's a person who is trained in this kind of thing, and you know who it is.

Unknown numbers of guns and not knowing who has them or what training they have? Uhm, no.

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