Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed two bills, House Bills 2840 and 2551, to improve self-defense in Arizona. They will now go to the Rules Committee for further consideration.
House Bill 2840 allows law-abiding citizens to store their loaded firearms in their locked personal vehicles while parked on school grounds. This ensures that parents are able to pick-up and drop-off students without first having to stop and unload their firearms before driving onto school grounds, or deviating from their route to park off-campus. So called “gun-free zones” are arbitrary boundaries that only disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless while doing nothing to deter criminals.
House Bill 2551 expands areas where concealed carry permit holders can lawfully carry concealed firearms, to include certain public establishments and events.
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