/ Modified mar 5, 2019 12:29 p.m.

Arizona Bill Would Allow Loaded Guns in Cars at Schools

Republicans say the measure would reduce the risk of accidental shootings from parents loading and unloading their guns.

Handgun ammo A handgun and ammunition.

PHOENIX — The Arizona House has voted to let adults leave loaded guns in their vehicles on school grounds.

Arizona already allows unloaded weapons in vehicles driven by adults.

Republicans say the measure approved in a party-line vote Monday would reduce the risk of accidental shootings from parents loading and unloading their guns. They also say it would protect parents from accidentally breaking the law if they forget to unload their gun before dropping their child at school.

Democrats say the legislation would make schools less safe. They say Arizona law should seek to reduce the number of guns on campuses.

The measure goes next to the Senate.

By posting comments, you agree to our
AZPM encourages comments, but comments that contain profanity, unrelated information, threats, libel, defamatory statements, obscenities, pornography or that violate the law are not allowed. Comments that promote commercial products or services are not allowed. Comments in violation of this policy will be removed. Continued posting of comments that violate this policy will result in the commenter being banned from the site.

By submitting your comments, you hereby give AZPM the right to post your comments and potentially use them in any other form of media operated by this institution.
Arizona Public Media broadcast stations are licensed to the Arizona Board of Regents. Arizona Public Media and AZPM are registered trademarks of the Arizona Board of Regents.
The University of Arizona