“I agree with Gov. Rick Snyder that we must give schools, hospitals, day care centers and other sensitive areas the ability to regulate the possession of firearms. In fact, I’ve introduced legislation based on Gov. Snyder’s veto letter. House Bills 4944 and 4945, introduced with Rep. Stephanie Chang, would do exactly what Gov. Snyder is advocating.

“Advocates of SB 442 are arguing that we need ‘good guys’ with guns to police our schools. This isn’t a movie with ‘good guys’ and ‘bad guys’. This is real life. How are school personnel supposed to know if someone is a “good guy’ or a ‘bad guy’?

“This is about the safety of our children. The fact is, our children are much safer when schools can prevent people from carrying guns into the building. We should not continue to require our schools to welcome anyone with a day of training to carry a loaded gun into our schools.

“If we’re serious about keeping our children safe, it is time to stop treating this issue like we’re in an old Western flick and take action on House Bills 4944 and 4945.”