Thursday, March 4, 2010

Republicans vote to allow guns on university and community college campuses

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Today, Sen. Linda Lopez offered an amendment during the Senate’s Committee of the Whole to exclude universities and community colleges from SB 1168, a bill that expands the restrictions on the ability of political subdivisions to regulate the transfer, possession, storage, licensing or registration of firearms or ammunition.

“To those of you who vote for this bill without my amendment to exclude community college campuses, please know that you will not be able to claim that you did not know that this bill allows guns on university and college campuses,” said Lopez. “This bill is a back door way to allow guns on university and college campuses. Neither the universities or community colleges want guns on their campuses.”

The amendment failed to be adopted to the bill. The bill, as it stands, allows guns on university and college campuses. It still needs a “Third Read” vote to pass the Senate and move to the House.

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