The program, derived from a National Rifle Association task force, would require schools offering firearms training to have NRA representatives be part of the task force.
Over 100 gun reform advocates gathered at the Arizona State Capitol on Jan. 23 to call for gun reform in the Legislature.
While the rest of the nation was posting a record increase in traffic fatalities in the first quarter of 2022, highway deaths in Arizona were falling by nearly a third.
The bill—the first of its kind in nearly three decades—was announced days after the House passed a package of additional gun reforms that are popular with a majority of Americans.
The bills would allow licensed gun owners to carry a concealed weapon in state government buildings and would permit loaded firearms in a vehicle that is transporting kids to or from school.
President Joe Biden signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act on March 16 as part of the omnibus spending bill.
The Biden administration last month announced a new effort to protect workers from heat-related illness in the US.
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