AZ House Republicans introduce bill allowing firearms on campus
PHOENIX — A House Republican concerned about active shooter situations has introduced a measure allowing concealed weapons permit holders to carry firearms on college campuses.
Bill sponsor Rep. Sonny Borrelli of Lake Havasu City said Wednesday that recent school shootings highlight the Legislature’s need to examine the issue.
House Bill 2072 bars universities and their governing boards from adopting any rule that stops a faculty member or student from carrying a firearm on campus. This bill says that they can carry as long as they have a concealed carry permit and abide by guidelines established by either colleges and universities or a similar governing body.
Sen. Steve Farley of Tucson said it’s the role of university police, not students and faculty, to provide safety and security on campuses.