guns on college campus

Senator Shoots Down His Own Guns on Campus Bill

Mar 28, 2012

The legislation crafted by Senator Ron Gould would extend the right to those who have a state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon, to carry it on university campuses. Gould got a similar measure through the Legislature last year only to have it vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer amid concerns about its wording. He said this new version addressed those issues. But Gould said Tuesday he just could not line up the votes this time around.

Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports there are some changes designed to make the bill more acceptable to the governor.

In vetoing last year's version, Jan Brewer said there were too many loopholes and problems. So Sen. Ron Gould has scaled back the proposal. One change is that only those who have a state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon could bring their guns onto campus.