East Lansing residents react to Michigan Senate vote on guns

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East Lansing, Mich. – In light of the 317 mass shootings this year, the Michigan Senate approved a bill that would allow Concealed Pistol Licensers to carry in traditionally gun-free zones such as churches or schools.

If passed in the Michigan House of Representatives, those with CPLs could undergo eight additional hours of training to receive the certification allowing them to carry in the zones.

East Lansing residents are split on the issue.

I can understand why the lawmakers are saying that they want to put that bill out there. If you were going to be an active shooter where would you go? You’d go to the places that are labeled gun free zones because there is no threat to you, you’re the only one with a gun in the joint,” says Connor Sullivan, Reserved Officer’s Training Corp MSU senior. 

While Sullivan supports the bill, MSU Criminal Justice senior Angie Stojanoska does not.

It’s not always the right thing to just shoot the attacker or whatever it is. You don’t know what is going on – from a criminal justice perspective from a psychological perspective.”  

But how do you get a Concealed Pistol License in the first place? Michigan State’s Demmer Center for Shooting Education’s Al Vansteenksiste explains.

We usually put them through a basic pistol safety class which is eight hours long. Then, after they have completed that class, they go onto the Concealed Pistol License Class which is the Personal Protection in the Home Class. Then after that, we bring them out to the range and we will have them shoot up to 100 rounds.”

The bill will come to the House floor in the next few weeks.

 

  • ramrodd

    State concealed carry laws which require a “permit” is an idea crafted in the pits of h ell. The real purpose is to register gun owners! People think it is so cool to have a permit for concealed carry – they don’t understand that it is like the free sample of heroin……

  • ramrodd

    this site refuses to post links

  • jarhead1982

    317 mass shootings, well that’s a blatant lie

    Oh wait, the anti gun fascists infer criminals committing crimes are the same as psychotic demokraps going off in gun free zones…not hardly

    But then if that is true, there have been well over 65,000 mass shootings prevented by lawful armed self defense this year alone

    Such ignorance in our schools today, youbshould sue for MSU failing to teach you to do proper research and think for yourself

  • Jonah Hirsh

    “It’s not always the right thing to just shoot the attacker or whatever it is. You don’t know what is going
    on – from a criminal justice perspective from a psychological perspective.”

    WHAT???? Not the right thing to shoot the attacker? Oh, you think it’s better to cower in the corner and be shot, huh?

    (Jeezus wadda schmuck.)