Sen. Rogers Revives Push To Allow Concealed Firearms On College Campuses

Flagstaff Sen. Wendy Rogers is pushing a bill that would allow anyone with a concealed carry weapon permit to bring guns onto college campuses.

State law currently prohibits firearms on school grounds.

Senate Bill 1198 would bar the governing board of a university, college or community college from enacting rules that prohibit the possession of a concealed weapon by anyone with a valid concealed carry permit.

The Republican Rogers told a committee it’s about protecting oneself “in an increasingly dangerous environment — especially college campuses.”

Gun control advocates oppose the bill, saying more guns don’t always create a safer environment.

The measure passed the committee on party lines last week and will next head to the full Senate.

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