Arizona State Senate Votes to Allow Teachers & School Administrators to Carry Guns in School

March 20 2013
by GSL Staff
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Arizona might be joining a growing number of states who are allowing teachers and school administrators to carry concealed weapons on school property.

The measure does have several restrictions and does not allow unlimited carry on school campuses.

Arizona is a Constitutional Carry state, which means that anyone not legally prohibited from owning a gun may carry a gun on their person.

The requirements for someone designated to carry at a school will be much more strict.

There are also requirements for which schools will be allowed to arm employees. The school must have under 600 students, is more than 30 minutes/20 miles from nearest law enforcement facility and does not already have an armed resources officer.

Carriers will have to possess a state carry permit as well as have annual training as outlined in the bill.

It’s a fairly restrictive bill, but it’s at least a step in the right direction.

You can view the full text of the bill here: SB1325

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