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.
WWJ Newsradio 950′s Florence Walton reports gun-toting enthusiasts tried to tempt the people in line by offering them more money not to turn in their weapons.
“You don’t hunt rabbits with an AK-47 and you don’t try to protect your home with it either,” said Rep. John Conyers, who is calling on President Obama and others and support the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence.
The push is in response to the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight showing of the “Dark Knight Rises.”
Persons who only make our nation’s bad times worse by spewing ill-timed hate and prejudice ought to keep their microphones turned off.
The Southfield protest was one of many being held around the country by Rainbow Push.
Highland Park’s former mayor took matters into his own hands after an anonymous caller led him to a stash of weapons.
Hawkins said violent crime in the city prompted her to get a concealed weapons permit a few years ago. She didn’t know that Michigan law allows legally licensed gun owners to openly carry their weapons under certain circumstances.
Lots of picnics were going on Sunday in Metro Detroit, including one gathering that saw dozens of people openly carrying their weapons on Belle Isle.
The gun rights group that planned an “open carry” dinner at a restaurant earlier this year is hosting an open carry picnic on Detroit’s Belle Isle.