Wednesday, February 11, 2009

AZ: Concealed Carry on Campus HB 2607

HB 2607 if enacted would prohibit Arizona Educational Governing Boards from prohibiting the carry of concealed weapons by adults who have valid CCW permits. Full text of bill here. Look for the changes to existing law in blue text. Be sure to contact your representatives to ask for their support. I have not yet talked to SCCC or the ASU chapter of SCCC, but I imagine they will probably come out in support of this bill as a good first step. I have contacted them & will update this post with what I hear back.

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HB 2607, the AzCDL-requested Campus Carry bill, was filed on Monday, February 9, 2009, the last day for bills to be filed this session. HB 2607 removes the authority of a governing board to prohibit a person who possesses a CCW permit from carrying a concealed firearm on the property of an educational institution (i.e., College or University).

It was touch-and-go for awhile. This legislation was drafted and sponsorship was obtained, but the bill was not filed by the Senate deadline. To keep the bill alive, Dave Kopp and John Wentling, AzCDL's president and vice-president, successfully lobbied for Campus Carry to be filed in the House before the House deadline.

All AzCDL-requested bills for this session have now been filed (Constitutional Carry, Defensive Display, Campus Carry, and CCW Reform). Plus there are a number of other pro-rights bills we are supporting. As they begin to move through the legislative process we will notify you via these Alerts. Stay tuned.

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azmike said...

I was told by CCW instructor if I carry a side arm concealed under my front seat and there is another perswon in the car without a CCW I would be in violation. I am unable to find anything in AZ state law that addresses this ??

Dustin said...

That is a bit of a stretch, I know of no such prosecutions. The spirit of the law would be that if the gun is concealed in a way not congruent with approved storage of guns, then only you should have access to it. If it is under your seat and only you can access it you should be fine. Alternatively you can store the gun in a holster in the glove box & it would fit within Arizona guidelines not requiring a CCW permit.

Dustin said...

That said, I'm not a lawyer, so I can't give legal advice :)

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