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9:34 am
Mon December 17, 2012

Snyder Faces Choice On Gun Bills

Now that the Legislature’s lame duck session is over, Governor Rick Snyder has to make decisions on controversial legislation dealing with abortion and where people may carry concealed guns. 

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.
Credit File photo / WKAR


Governor Snyder has said he prefers to stay away from divisive issues, but any efforts toward that end certainly failed in the lame duck session. The governor must decide whether to sign new restrictions
on clinics that perform abortions, and to allow concealed pistols in churches, daycare centers, and public schools. The governor says the elementary school shootings in Connecticut will play a role in his
thinking.

“It does strike you as something  that will really cause me to reflect even  more on this bill.”

“Will you veto it?” asked Detroit News editorial writer Nolan Finley. The governor says he has not decided yet. His administration was officially neutral on the bills when they were voted on by the Legislature last week.
    
 

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