Arizona Senate Rejects Bill Allowing Loaded Guns at Schools

After passing in the Arizona House, a bill that would have allowed adults to have loaded guns in their cars on school grounds was voted down by the state Senate. In a 15 to 14 vote last Thursday, the Senate voted down the measure that would have expanded the right to carry firearms on campus.  Arizona state law currently allows unloaded weapons in vehicles in school parking lots. Supporters of the bill say that the measure would reduce the risk of accidental shooting from parents loading and unloading their firearms. Opponents disagree, saying Arizona law should seek to reduce the number of guns on campus.