May 27, 2022

Arizona: Bill Allowing Guns in Libraries Fails Again

From the Arizona Daily Sun:

State senators voted Tuesday to forever block cities from requiring background checks when people sell weapons at gun shows.

But they balked at opening public buildings to people with guns.

On a 14-16 vote the Senate killed legislation that would have allowed those who have a permit to carry a concealed weapon to bring them in to public buildings like libraries and rec centers. Building operators could maintain that gun-free status only by installing metal detectors and hiring security guards.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.