News Release: Catholic Conference Applauds Gun Bill Veto

'Not Good Public Policy to Begin With'

December 18, 2012

(Lansing)—Michigan Catholic Conference released the following statement today after Governor Rick Snyder vetoed Senate Bill 59, legislation that would allow for a greater number of concealed weapon permit holders to carry concealed in current gun-free zones, including churches:

“Allowing for an indeterminable number of permit holders to carry concealed in a place of worship was not good public policy to begin with. Churches are meant to be a place of sanctuary for worshippers to gather in peace and free of the threat of gun violence. It was most appropriate for Governor Snyder to veto this bill, and the Michigan Catholic Conference applauds the governor’s decision.”

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.

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