Originally posted: April 22, 2014 by Gregory Smith
"It’s time to lower Brewer’s A+ NRA-rating, because these vetoes are a betrayal of our values.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed two major pro-gun bills that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings and would have punished cities and towns that enact gun ordinances stricter than the state’s own laws.
Brewer vetoed Republican House bills 2339 and 2517 on Tuesday.
House Bill 2339 would allow gun owners with concealed-carry permits to bring weapons into government buildings unless security measures — including armed guards, metal detectors and gun lockers — are in place. The measure by Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson excludes public K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
House Bill 2517 by Rep. Steve Smith of Maricopa would impose fines on cities, towns and their lawmakers who enforce gun ordinances more strictly than the state’s own laws.
What’s the point of having Republican-majorities in Arizona if the governor doesn’t have the guts to sign the legislation? Where’s the Jan Brewer that stood against Obama? That took heat for her positions against illegal aliens? Has she become an establishment Republican? Does she have presidential aspirations?
Because let me tell you, Chris Christie is pretty much finished, and so is Jan Brewer if she continues to betray the 2nd Amendment."