Did you know that a dangerous bill is moving in the Michigan State Senate to allow guns in Michigan’s public colleges and universities?
The gun lobby and certain legislators are pushing legislation to make it easier for people with Concealed Pistol Permits (CPLs) to carry their hidden, loaded handguns into the dormitories and classrooms of Michigan’s colleges and universities. The bill would even go so far as to allow loaded, concealed guns in day care centers, sports arenas, bars and hospitals.
This, despite a new survey just released of 600 Michigan voters, which found that a total of 72% opposed SB 59, including 53% of concealed pistol permit holders.
The move to force guns onto campus is part of a package of “model bills” being pushed by the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a state-level lobbyist organization that was also behind the now-infamous “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida that many argue is to blame for the death of seventeen year-old Trayvon Martin — killed at the hands of an overzealous neighborhood watch vigilante armed with nothing more than an iced tea and a bag of skittles.
If you believe like we do, that our schools should be places of learning, not for carrying weapons, please contact your Senator and ask them to STOP this dangerous legislation now.