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Limited campus guns bill goes to Arizona governor

A bill permitting guns to be carried on public rights of way at Arizona public university and community college campuses is headed to Gov. Jan Brewer.

The Senate sent the bill to Brewer on Tuesday. The House completed legislative action on the measure last week.

It originally would have allowed people with concealed weapons permits to carry weapons inside campus buildings, including classrooms.

But it was amended to apply only to rights of way because of opposition to the original proposal.

The bill doesn’t define rights of way but a legislative supporter has said during debate that it would apply to campus streets and adjacent sidewalks.

The bill is backed by gun-rights advocates and opposed by university officials.

Brewer has until Monday to act on the bill.

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2 comments

  1. I idea of allowing guns on or near a school…any school…is wholly a bad idea. By far, there is more down side risk than upside.

    The Governor should veto this bill at her first opportunity.

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