/ Modified feb 17, 2022 4:39 p.m.

Arizona could ease gun rules for libraries, school grounds

One bill would allow concealed permit holders to carry guns into most public buildings and has repeatedly failed in recent years.

Guns store hero Guns on display in a Tucson store.
AZPM Staff

The Arizona House has approved two Republican-backed bills loosening the state’s gun laws.

A bill approved Thursday allows guns in libraries and many other public buildings and another allows loaded firearms in vehicles on school grounds.

Arizona has some of the least restrictive U.S. gun laws. But GOP lawmakers work each year to ease remain restrictions.

GOP Rep. John Kavanagh's bill would allow concealed permit holders to carry guns into most public buildings and has repeatedly failed in recent years.

Rep. Jacqueline Parker's proposal for guns on school grounds did not make it out of the Senate last year.

Democrats opposed both measures.

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