House Bill 2667 would have prevented Arizona’s universities or community colleges from barring those with a concealed weapon permit from bringing guns on campus.
Gov. Katie Hobbs has vetoed legislation that would have allowed those with a concealed weapons permit to bring their firearm on a college campus.
House Bill 2667 would have stopped Arizona’s community colleges and universities from being able to prohibit permit-holders from possessing, storing, or transporting their concealed weapon on campus.
Current law states that any weapon found to violate a college’s public safety regulations is subject to forfeiture.
Proponents of revising Arizona’s gun laws have argued that college students should be allowed to defend themselves during a dangerous crisis.
The University of Arizona was the site of a deadly shooting last October that resulted in the murder of a professor. Records show the alleged shooter was a former student and had previously been expelled from the Tucson campus.
To qualify for a concealed weapon permit, an Arizona resident must pass a background check and meet certain requirements.