Arizona State Senator Advances Campus Carry for College Students With Concealed Carry Permits

Arizona State Senator Wendy Rogers has been recently pushing legislation that would allow college students who possess concealed carry permits to be armed for the purpose of self-defense on campus.

Per a report by the College Fix, Rogers alluded to “problems with illegal immigration,” and the deaths that it’s bringing about, as the principle reason for her putting forward the bill.

The legislation would also ban colleges and universities from barring on-campus concealed carry by lawful permit holders.

Rogers stated, “This is a situation where we are stipulating that a 21 year old who has a concealed carry permit should be able to carry on campus to defend oneself.”

The AZ Mirror reported that a campus carry bill was passed in the Arizona state legislature in 2023 but ended up being vetoed by Democratic Governor Katie Hobbs. 

Arizona is one of the most pro-gun states in the nation, despite having a Democrat in the governor’s office. According to Guns & Ammo magazine’s best states for gun owners rankings, it is ranked in 6th place. Passing such legislation will undoubtedly improve the state’s pro-gun profile. 

However, with Hobbs at the helm, it’s unlikely that such legislation will be signed into law. It’s up to gun owners to elect a Republican, pro-gun challenger to make this legislation a reality. 

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