Washington, DC – Congressman David A. Curson (MI) issued the following statement today in response to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s veto of SB 59. On Monday, Congressman Curson spoke on the House floor to ask Governor Snyder to veto the bill. Below are his remarks and a link to the video:
Statement of Congressman David A. Curson
December 19, 2012
“Yesterday was an important day for the state of Michigan. Governor Rick Snyder did the right and honorable thing by vetoing a bill that would have allowed concealed weapons to be carried in schools, churches, day care centers and stadiums where they had previously been banned.
“Unbelievable as it may be, Michigan’s Republican state legislature passed Senate Bill 59 just one day prior to the horrific massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Clearly, now is a time when we must focus on legislation that keeps our citizens safe rather than on legislation that further threatens innocent people, particularly our children, by eliminating commonsense gun-free zones.
“I join others in congratulating Governor Snyder for making the correct decision. There should be no doubt that Michigan’s citizens spoke and their voices were heard as a result of the many phone calls and emails to the governor’s office. In addition, I agree with Governor Snyder that we must review gun violence through a “variety of lenses” and I will continue to work to consider all options that will keep guns out of schools and our families safe.”
Click here to watch the video.