FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2012
STATEMENT FROM MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON GOVERNOR SNYDER'S VETO OF SB 59, WHICH WOULD HAVE LOOSENED GUN CARRY RESTRICTIONS IN MICHIGAN
"I applaud Governor Snyder for vetoing legislation that would have permitted licensed individuals to carry concealed guns inside day care centers, classrooms, and hospitals among other pistol free zones in Michigan. With his veto, the Governor has shown leadership and a commitment to a rational gun policy that protects the residents of Michigan. I also want to applaud the Michigan members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns for working with Governor Snyder to prevent this bill from becoming law, and for their efforts last week to make sure Michigan kept its common sense requirement that a background check be conducted on all handgun sales. Now we need similar courage and leadership from our elected officials in Washington D.C."
La Vorgna/John J. McCarthy (212) 788-2958
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