Over the last month or so, the United States has seen a large number of mass shootings. To name the main two: there was one at a music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada and one in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. These shootings have Michigan's legislature thinking about the current gun carrying laws in Michigan and if there are any preventative measures that can be taken.
According to this Detroit Free Press article, "a Michigan Senate committee approved bills Tuesday that will allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons in gun-free zones such as schools, churches, day care centers, bars, dorms, and stadiums." The idea behind this change in legislation is that in order to stop a bad guy with a gun is to have some good guy with a gun present to fight back.
I have a few questions about this for the caucus:
1) Do you think this change will help prevent shootings in Michigan?
2) How do you feel about people with guns on school property? Will this help or just cause more room for tragedy?