Michigan Senate Approves Bill Allowing Concealed Guns Into Bars, Churches

The Michigan State Senate has approved a bill that will allow concealed firearms inside schools, churches, and bars. (image credit: CC-0 / Public Domain)

The Michigan State Senate has approved a bill that will allow concealed firearms inside schools, churches, and bars according to the Chicago Tribune.

Licensed gun owners with extra training could legally carry inside schools, churches, bars and other pistol-free zones under hotly contested legislation that was approved Wednesday by the Republican-led Michigan Senate, days after the Texas church massacre. The bills were sent to the GOP-led House for consideration next. They face an uncertain future because Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, vetoed a similar plan in 2012 following the mass shooting of elementary schoolchildren in Connecticut.

Critics question the propriety of having concealed weapons in bars where patrons might be drunk.

Critics also questioned allowing alcohol and guns to mix and said the bills would do nothing to stop bad actors from obtaining guns in the first place. "Real life is not an action movie. The reality is you're much more likely to have an accident in a preschool, in a day care center, in a school" i

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