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VIDEO: ASUA draws resolution against campus carry, students react

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Senator Maddy Bynes listens during the discussion of ASUA’s resolution of Arizona’s HB 2072 during a meeting on Feb. 17. All three Arizona universities are working together to draft their resolutions to the bill.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate voted to pass a resolution against HB 2072, an Arizona house bill that would allow students and faculty to carry concealed weapons on all Arizona public universities, community colleges and college campuses. 

The bill, introduced by Rep. Sonny Borrelli (R-Bullhead City), said that those who would wish to carry a weapon on a campus would first need to get a concealed carry permit form the Department of Public Safety. 

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Now, ASUA has joined the Arizona Board of Regents and many others in taking a stance against the bill by drafting a resolution stating that guns are not welcome at Arizona’s public universities. This resolution will join two others like it drafted by the student governments of Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. 

The Regents voted unanimously against the bill on Jan. 20, citing that they are “vested with the authority to govern the state’s public universities,” in a statement. 

Read: The state universities make moves to take a united stance agains HB 2072, the campus carry bill

Drafted by ASUA President Manny Felix and Sen. Maddy Bynes, the resolution states that “the existence of firearms on campus diminishes and contradicts the well-being and sense of security that students at the University of Arizona enjoy.”

Here is what some UA students had to say about the possible presence of guns on college campuses:

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