Last Thursday, the Arizona Senate voted 19 to 11 in favor of House Bill 2729, allowing concealed weapons in public buildings that lack adequate security measures. The state House passed HB 2729 by a 37 to 21 vote on March 6. The bill is now with Governor Brewer for her consideration.
HB 2729, sponsored by state Representative David Gowan (R-30), would amend various sections of the Arizona Revised Statutes to remove the current prohibition on entering a public establishment or attending any public event while carrying a weapon on one’s person. Instead it would provide for regulation of firearms and ammunition on public property only if specific criteria are met.
Under HB 2729 any new ordinance or rule must meet the following criteria:
The public property is a secure facility;
Please e-mail Governor Jan Brewer and respectfully encourage her to sign HB 2729 into law.
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