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Community college board resolution opposes guns on campus

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Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:45 pm | Updated: 4:07 pm, Thu Feb 9, 2012.

The governing board of the Maricopa County Community College Board passed a resolution this week opposing SB1474 and SB1479, bills that would allow guns on campus.

The resolution says the district "is gravely concerned that, in an active shooter situation on campus, having additional people with weapons could result in further chaos and carnage by delaying law enforcement's ability to identify the active shooter."

The board's vote was 4-0, with one member absent.

The resolution asks the Legislature to turn back SB1474, which would allow permit holders to bring weapons on campus, and SB1479, which would prohibit the board from adopting policies or regulations that would prevent disruption of the colleges through use or possession of a firearm.

With its action, board members join other leaders of higher education in strong opposition to the proposal.



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