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Mich. Senate expands concealed weapon provisions

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Senate has voted to let people who get extra training carry concealed weapons in so-called "gun-free" zones such as schools and churches.

A bill making several changes in concealed weapons law cleared the Republican-controlled chamber Thursday and was sent to the House, where it could be considered in the final weeks of the legislative session.

Mlive.com reports that the measure also would eliminate county concealed weapons licensing boards, with sheriffs taking over their duties.

Under the bill, people who concealed carry in gun-free zones would have to get enhanced training beyond basic requirements and spend additional time at the gun range. "Open carry" in those areas would be prohibited.

Decisions on licenses would have to be made within 45 days after an application is filed.

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