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Guns in public buildings bill defeated in Senate


It doesn’t look like Arizonans are going to be able to bring their guns in to public buildings.

On a 15-14 vote the Senate voted this afternoon killed House-passed legislation that would allow those with state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons to ignore “no guns” signs that government agencies can post. With three Republicans and all Democrats in opposition, the chances of resurrecting this in the last days of the session are slim.

Today’s vote came over the strenuous objections of supporters who insisted that the signs are no real deterrent.

“The bad guys laugh at the sign as they walk in with their weapon,” said Sen. John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills. He said only law-abiding citizens check their weapons, meaning they are unarmed and unable to protect themselves.

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