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Gov. Snyder says he’d veto bill allowing concealed weapons in schools

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The Lansing library system says Michigan's open-carry of weapons law does not apply to its facilities.

Gov. Rick Snyder would veto legislation allowing concealed weapons in schools if it doesn’t give districts a choice.

Bills sitting on the state Senate floor would allow people to carry concealed weapons in gun-free zones. But Senate Bills 442 and 561 would also ban them from openly carrying in those areas, which is currently allowed in schools.

Snyder vetoed similar legislation in 2012.

"I vetoed it once. I’d veto it again,” the governor told WJIM Radio host Steve Gruber on Friday.

But he says he could support legislation that gives local schools and communities a choice about whether to allow guns and other weapons

“It should be a local option where people can make that decision. And that’s the part I would be supportive of. But, if they want to force it on people, I don’t think that’s a great answer,” said Snyder.

Here are links to the bills –

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-SB-0442

http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2015-SB-0561

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