Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Two Pro-Gun Bills
(PHOENIX) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed two pro-gun bills this week for concealed-carry permit holders. One bill would have allowed people in the state to carry guns into both public events and public buildings where metal detectors and security are not present. The law excluded schools, community universities and colleges, and major sporting arenas.
The bill would have required public agencies to needlessly spend money on guards and equipment, Brewer said. In addition, she vetoed legislation that sought fines for local governments that passed gun laws stricter than those already in place at state level.
"I am a strong proponent of the Second Amendment, and I have signed into law numerous pieces of legislation to advance and protect gun rights. However, I cannot support this measure in its proposed form," Brewer wrote.
Some supporters of the proposed legislation, including Arizona Citizens Defense League, are upset with the vetoes. Arizona Citizens Defense League media representative Charles Heller told ABC affiliate KNXV‑TV he disagreed with Brewer's claims of expenses.
"She was more concerned with cost than protecting people's rights." Heller told KNXV. "Disarmed victim zones are nothing but fatal funels."
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