Posted: Apr 14, 2012 12:51 PM
PHOENIX (AP) - An official who survived a shooting is urging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill to generally allow guns in public buildings without certain security features.
Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox cites the 1997 shooting in which she was wounded by a man in a county building. Brewer also was a supervisor at the time.
In a letter urging Brewer to veto the bill, Wilcox says it violates common sense regarding both public safety and fiscal accountability.
Supporters say the bill would allow people with guns to defend themselves and others.
Under the bill, guns would have to be permitted unless a building is protected either by law enforcement officers or armed security guards and metal detectors.
The bill wouldn't affect schools or higher education campuses.
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Help those in need this holiday season
Win! Win! Win!
Wise Local Marketing!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Let us help grow your business
Digital Channel 4.2
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More