Monday, October 20th, 2014

New Bill Allows Guns In More Public Places

The Arizona House of Representatives has approved a bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry guns in more places. This new bill would allow guns in government buildings and carried into public places as long as there's not an armed gaurd or metal detector. However, the bill will exclude public schools k-through-12, communiity colleges and universities.  Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a similar bill last year.

However, this bill doesnt seem like it would have much of an effect for the general public or gun shops.

Democratic Represenative, Lynne Pancrazi says, "Well most of your court houses most of you jails all that they do have metal detectors and armed gaurds so im not even really sure why they're doing this."

To get the measure approved, representative brenda barton from payson had to include some specific exemptions. For example, permit holders can not bring their weapons to any public event with a liquor license. Existing law already allows permit holders to bring their guns into bars.

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