The Arizona Republic reports that Arizona Senate Bill 1214, which would have allowed law abiding college and university students to carry a concealed firearm for their protection, has been killed in the state senate.
Arizona Senate President Tim Bee blocked the bill, which would have allowed Arizona college students to defend themselves from the type of school shootings that have occurred recently. Unfortunately, since this bill has died in the Arizona senate, Arizona’s law abiding students will be left without the means of defending themselves against a school shooter.
Preventing law abiding students from defending themselves will not deter criminals and school shooters. Only the students, who have bright futures ahead of themselves, will abide by the gun bans, rather than risk a criminal conviction that could tarnish their good names. The criminals bent on committing murder then suicide won’t care about such legal problems.