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Guns on campus bill has died, sponsor says

Senate Bill 1474, proposed legislation that would have allowed concealed firearms on college and university campuses throughout the state, is dead, according to the bill’s sponsor.

According to Sen. Ron Gould, the bill has lost support among lawmakers.

“Oh, it’s dead,” he told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “I think they just got weak-kneed because it’s an election year, and the universities put on a full-court press because they knew that if I could get it up to the governor, the governor was willing to sign it.”

The bill has seen controversy over the past year, and the Arizona Board of Regents released a hypothetical report last month showing that the bill would impose a one-time cost of $13.1 million to install gun lockers in all 732 university buildings, and an annual fee of $3.1 million to maintain them – costs not covered by state funding because the lockers are not required by the legislation.

Read the full story in Thursday’s Daily Wildcat.

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