PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed a gun bill for the fourth
time this week.
Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1366 by Republican Sen. Rick Murphy on Thursday. The
bill changed the definition of a firearm to exclude some weapons.
The Republican governor says that would have allowed those weapons into public
buildings and block police from confiscating the weapon.
Brewer also says Murphy’s bill removed “readily convertible” from the firearm
definition. Two people could then carry gun parts into a public building and
Brewer previously vetoed bills allowing guns in public buildings, imposing
fines on cities and their lawmakers if they enforce gun ordinances stricter than
state laws and one allowing an aggravated assault charge if someone wrestled a
gun away from another person. That’s already a felony.