PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants more school resource officers and school mental health spending, a new way to remove guns from unstable people and technology fixes to get state convictions into the federal gun background check system faster.
But Monday's proposal from the Republican governor falls short of what Democrats and students who have been protesting school shootings want. The governor makes no proposal to require background checks on private sales or at gun shows or ban bumpstock devices that allow rifles to fire like machineguns. Those are centerpieces the students want to decrease shootings.
The governor's office rolled out the proposal more than a month after a Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead and triggered protests from students across the nation.
#SafeAZSchools:— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) March 19, 2018
✅ Adds enforcement presence on campuses
✅ @Arizona_DPS will work with schools to develop best practices for school safety
✅ Modernizes the Arizona Computerized Criminal History Database
✅ Improves concealed carry weapon permit database
#SafeAZSchools provides:— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) March 19, 2018
✅ Investments in mental and behavioral health resources at schools
✅ Central tip line for reporting school safety concerns
✅ Enhances background checks
✅ Restricts firearm access for dangerous individuals with Severe Threat Order of Protection
Arizona students have the right to feel safe in their classrooms. Parents deserve peace of mind that their children are protected. Read our aggressive plan to increase school safety here: https://t.co/BSxvI0YycQ #SafeAZSchools— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) March 19, 2018