On February 15, House Bill 2729 was given a “do pass” recommendation in the House Military Affairs and Public Safety Committee (MAPS) by a 6 to 2 vote. HB 2729, sponsored by state Representative David Gowan (R-30), among other things, amends various sections of the Arizona Revised Statutes (A.R.S) to remove the current prohibition on entering a public establishment or attending any public event while carrying a deadly weapon on one’s person, and instead provides for regulation of firearms and ammunition on public property only if specific criteria are met.

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