Governor Rick Snyder says gun legislation will get 'extra consideration'

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he's closely scrutinizing gun legislation that could allow concealed weapons in churches and schools.

Snyder tells The Associated Press Monday during an interview that his public safety concerns have been heightened and "deserve extra consideration" following a mass shooting that left 26 people — including 20 children — dead at a Connecticut elementary school.

The bill going to the Republican governor by the GOP-controlled Legislature would allow someone who gets extra training to have a concealed weapon in a gun-free zone.

It also would put county sheriffs in charge of concealed-weapons applications instead of local boards.

President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged to seek change in memory of those slain by the gunman packing a high-powered rifle in Friday's shooting.

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