PHOENIX (AP) — Calls to enact stricter gun control laws in Arizona have resurfaced after last week’s school shooting near Houston.
Around 150 students, parents and community members attended a candlelight vigil for the Santa Fe High School shooting victims at the state Capitol on Monday evening. Statehouse Democrats have urged Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to call lawmakers back for a special session.
Lawmakers ended the legislative session without the passage of Ducey’s school safety proposal. It would’ve increased mental health and security resources for schools and create a way for people to take guns away from dangerous individuals.
A spokesman for Ducey said the governor is open to the idea of calling back lawmakers to act on the proposal.
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