And another governor caves to the NRA. I know Mohave County (where Ducey gave the speech announcing his change of heart) is deep red, and I know Ducey’s got something else in mind that he now supports in place of “red flag” laws, but c’mon guv – what’s it gonna take? A mass shooting in the Phoenix or Tucson areas?
On the other hand, given Ducey’s track record (which includes the following list of actions), maybe we shouldn’t be too surprised.
1/15/2015 – signed into law an education bill requiring high school students to pass the U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate. Arizona was the first state to take this action.
3/30/2015 – vetoed a bill that would have prohibited police departments from establishing quotas for traffic citations. Seems to me there’s something inherently inappropriate and perhaps worse in requiring officers to meet a quota for the issuance of traffic citations.
3/31/2017 – signed into law a bill requiring doctors to care for babies born alive during abortions. Yep – Republicants are bound and determined to overrule every woman’s right to make her own medical decisions no matter what it takes. Maybe that Alabama representative who recently introduced a bill requiring mandatory vasectomies at age 50, has a good idea?
4/06/2017 – signed into law a major school voucher expansion bill that extended eligibility to every student in Arizona. Gotta think the noise we all hear is Horace Mann turning in his grave.