TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Legislation that could force costly changes on public places that want to ban guns is ready for the governor's signature.
The Arizona Senate has approved a sweeping overhaul of Arizona's gun laws, covering everything from allowing loaded guns in cars on school grounds, to requiring metal detectors and armed guards if you want to keep guns out of public events.
Senate Bill 1201 would make it more difficult and expensive to ban guns from public buildings.
And what else you think this bill does, depends on your point of view.
Either way, from Tucson City Hall to the Pima County Administration Building, it's going to change things if it becomes law.
While there is no state law that bans weapons from many public buildings, the state allows its political subdivisions...from cities and counties, to boards and districts...to ban weapons.
But under SB1201, having gun lockers and signs banning weapons in a government building or facility would no longer be enough.
Under the bill, if a government, such as the City of Tucson would want to ban guns, it would have to post a sign, and have a metal detector and an armed guard and a place to lock up the gun.
--Taking back our rights one inch at a time...