Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Guns On Campus" Bill Killed By Gould

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM

SB 1474, the "guns on campus" legislation that stalled earlier this month, has been pulled off of life support by state Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City.

From the Arizona Daily Star:

"In reality, I think it's an election year question,'' [Gould] said. "There were some legislators that were feeling weak-kneed about it,'' [he] continued. "The universities were putting a full-court press on them because they knew if I could get the bill up to the governor, the governor would probably sign it.''

Later on in the story, he disputes the costs of gun lockers purchase and installation that gun lobbyist Todd Rathner claims made state legislators skittish about the bill.

Again, from the Daily Star:

"You don't have to remodel the front of a building to put a gun locker up,'' [Gould] said . . . The reason they oppose it is that liberals run the university system,'' he continued. "Liberals don't like guns. They don't want guns on their playground.''

As with last year's bill that was vetoed by Gov. Jan Brewer, expect someone (since Gould isn't running for re-election) to come back with a similar bill next year — though perhaps without the gun locker provision.

[Earlier: Off Target]

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