State Capitol News
2:32 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

AZ Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns in Public Buildings

State senators gave final approval this afternoon to legislation that could let anyone bring a gun into a public building. 

Current law says posting a sign makes it illegal to enter with a gun. This legislation adds the requirement of having armed guards and metal detectors. Proponents said the signs are obeyed only by law-abiding citizens, leaving them prey to those who ignore the signs. Sen. Al Melvin said society can be broken down into three groups: The unarmed sheep, armed sheep dogs -- and the wolves who are the bad guys.

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State Capitol News
1:14 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

AZ Senate Committee Approves Guns on Campus Bill

A Senate panel voted Monday to override rules which now ban guns on college and university campuses. But  some of the supporters appear not entirely convinced.

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State Capitol News
3:42 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Bill Vetoed Last Year to Allow Guns on College and University Campuses Back in Play

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.

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