PHOENIX - Gov. Janet Napolitano on Friday signed into law a bill to generally prohibit the state - except for the Legislature - and local governments from creating new laws or rules relating to the possession or storage of firearms.
The measure expands on the state's existing restrictions on local laws dealing with transportation, possession, sale and use of guns.
The bill (SB2649) was supported by the Arizona Citizens Defense League, a gunowners-rights group, and opposed by a group representing police chiefs around the state.
Napolitano also signed a bill (SB1209) to require most municipalities with Web sites to post meeting notices and minutes on the sites. The requirement applies to cities and towns with populations over 2,500.