Firearms legislative awaiting action from Ducey

Posted at 1:19 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-09 16:19:47-04

 A series of firearms bills have passed out of the Legislature and are awaiting action from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey.

This will be Ducey's first real test to see where he stands on the issue as part of an annual effort from Republican lawmakers to increase constitutional firearms protections.

Among those that passed was a measure that would let Arizona join with other states to make themselves exempt from any new rules that would curtail Second Amendment rights such as mandatory background checks.

A second proposal would punish cities, towns and counties that pass firearms legislation stricter than state law.

Republican Sen. John Kavanagh said he thinks the governor is likely to sign the legislation. Democratic Sen. Steve Farley says he's looking forward to seeing where Ducey stands on the issue.