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Arizona bill will allow guns in public buildings

Republican Governor Jan Brewer will decide within days whether to sign a bill allowing guns in libraries, city halls and other public buildings in Arizona, where a US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head last year.

The bill, given final approval by the state Senate yesterday, would allow armed people on government property unless it is equipped with metal detectors, security personnel and firearm lockers -- modifications that governments say would cost millions.

"This bill is about preventing murder," Charles Heller, a spokesman for the Arizona Citizens Defence League, told the Arizona Republic newspaper. (Bloomberg)

Irish Independent