Bills approved Tuesday by a Michigan Senate committee would allow concealed guns to be carried in schools and churches.
The three-bill package was passed by the Senate Government Operations Committee, with Republicans supporting it and Democrats opposing it, according to USA Today.
It would let gun owners take their weapons, if concealed, into gun-free zones. These areas include schools, churches, day care centers, bars, dorms and stadiums.
The bills come after 26 people were killed this past weekend when a gunman opened fire at a church in Texas. It also follows the Las Vegas shooting, in which more than 50 people were killed at a country music festival in October.
The state’s Senate majority leader said the recent shootings demonstrate the importance of this legislation, USA Today reported.[contentcards url=”http://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/359397-michigan-senate-committee-approves-bills-that-would-allow-concealed-guns” target=”_blank”]