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Arizona Solons OK Guns On Campus

Two days after the Jan. 8 Tucson shootings, as Rep. Gabrielle Giffords lay in a medically induced coma, Arizona's House of Representatives introduced the session's very first piece of legislation: a bill allowing college professors to carry concealed weapons on campus. A similar bill, SB 1467, which would allow anyone to carry a gun on the sidewalks and roads of public universities, sailed through the House last Thursday, despite the fact that the majority of Arizonans oppose sending guns to college. “The legislature is being very extreme on gun issues, and it couldn't be more opposite to what the public wants,” said Hildy Saizow, President of Arizonans for Gun Safety, a gun control advocacy group/Laura Gottesdiener, Huffington Post. More here. (Wikipedia photo)

Question: Is it just me, or does the Arizona Legislature seem to mimic Idaho's in that the legislators put ideology ahead of the public good?

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