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Arizona: Campus Protection Legislation Goes to the Governor!

Monday, April 11, 2011

On April 7, Senate Bill 1467 passed in the state House by a 33 to 24 vote, with three absences.  If signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer, SB 1467 will prohibit an educational institution from adopting or enforcing any policy prohibiting the possession of a concealed weapon by a permit holder or regulating the lawful transportation or storage of a firearm.  This self-defense reform bill would only enable those legally allowed by state and federal law to carry a firearm on a college or university campus to do so, ending the arbitrary boundaries where a person can lawfully carry a firearm for self-defense.  However, this legislation does not prevent colleges or universities from prohibiting the carrying a firearm inside campus buildings.

It was originally reported that SB 1467 would be sent back the state Senate to consider the House version of the bill, but it has since been determined that it was unnecessary. SB 1467 will instead be sent to the Governor’s desk for her approval.  Please contact Governor Jan Brewer today and respectfully urge her to sign SB 1467 into law.

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