Lakeview takes stand against federal, state control of guns in schools – Battle Creek Enquirer

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The Lakeview School District Board of Education has taken a stand against more federal and state control of guns in schools.

Board members unanimously passed a resolution on Nov. 20 that opposes three bills currently making their way through the state Legislature that would give the federal and state governments more of a say over who can bring a firearm to school.

“I’m not saying people shouldn’t have guns,” board President Kathleen Moore said Monday. “The reason we supported the resolution is because we were elected to make decisions in the best interest of our students and staff and this takes away our ability to make our own decisions about what safety in our school looks like.”

The board’s resolution supports a Michigan Association of School Board resolution that opposes the three proposed laws.The MASB represents more than 530 publicly-elected school boards across the state.

The first bill, Senate Bill 584, would allow a person who receives a special endorsement on his or her concealed pistol license to carry a concealed pistol in schools, public libraries, community colleges, churches, bars and stadiums. It would prohibit individuals from openly carrying a firearm in schools and other gun-free zones.

To obtain the endorsement, a person would need to complete an additional eight hours of classroom training and fire an additional 94 rounds.

The second proposed law, Senate Bill 586, would ban local school districts, intermediate school districts, community colleges and public libraries from enacting or enforcing any ordinance related to firearms that is stricter than federal or state law.

Under the second bill, local school districts and ISD boards would still be able to implement policies that prohibit their own students and employees from carrying firearms on school property.

The third bill, Senate Bill 366, would lower the age for concealed

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