Opponents of ‘guns on campus’ omnibus gun bill to hold forums

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

Opponents of a legislative effort to allow guns on Arizona university and community-college campuses are taking their message across the state this week, and they're getting help from a survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. Opponents of guns on campuses to host forums:

Senate Bill 1467, sponsored by Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, would forbid universities and community colleges from prohibiting anyone with a valid permit from possessing a concealed weapon. The Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill, and it now goes to a vote of the full Senate.

In opposition to the bill, Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Arizonans for Gun Safety and shooting survivor Colin Goddard are hosting several forums.

The forums will include a screening of Living for 32, a 45-minute documentary recounting Goddard's experiences during and after the shooting.

"It's a very powerful video," Gallardo said.

Participants will host a discussion about gun safety.

The four forums are free and open to the public.

– 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the state Capitol in Senate Hearing Room 1, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix.

– 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Arizona Gallagher Theater in the lower level of the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson.

– 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Glendale Community College Performing Arts Center, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale.

– 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Arizona State University Carson Ballroom in Old Main, 400 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe.

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