TUCSON, Ariz. — People who illegally fire a gun in Tucson while under the
influence could face additional penalties.
The Tucson City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday making it a
crime for someone with a blood alcohol level above the 0.08 legal limit to shoot
Tucson City Councilman Paul Cunningham told the Arizona Daily Star the same rules that penalize people for driving drunk
should apply to gun-related incidents.
Officials added the proposed amendment to a memorial urging state lawmakers to
approve “Genna’s Law.”
Named for Genna Ayup, who was fatally shot last year by a boyfriend who had
been drinking, the legislation would make shooting a gun while drunk a felony.
It would also require police to administer a breath-alcohol test.