The House gave final approval Friday to legislation that says someone who gets extra training could be allowed to have a concealed weapon in currently “gun-free” zones.
The Michigan Legislature has enacted a bill allowing people who undergo extra training to carry concealed weapons in places such as schools and churches where they previously were off-limits.
A bill that would wipe out most so-called “gun free zones” is speeding through the lame duck legislature, despite some vocal opposition.
Police say Elmira Sutton, of Pittsburg, California attempted to go through security inside the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center with a weapon.
State lawmakers are considering whether to allow some people in Michigan to carry concealed stun guns for personal protection.
A State Senate committee has approved changes to the law that include allowing people to carry concealed weapons in churches, schools and sports arenas
A proposed work rule that would have allowed Jackson County government employees to carry concealed pistols on the job has been shot down.
Jackson County employees could be the first among municipal employees in Michigan allowed to carry concealed weapons to work.
The State Police say the number of residents seeking concealed weapon permits rose more than 86,000 last year – that’s a 30% increase over the year before.