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Gov Ducey talks gun safety and Sanctuary City vote

Calls for better ways to disarm dangerous people
Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 22:07:55-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Arizona's governor is calling for state laws -- to make it easier to take guns from people -- who may be a threat.

Governor Doug Ducey spoke in Tucson Thursday at a meeting of the Arizona League of Cities and Towns.

He's calling for a law to make it easier for law enforcement or families to ask a judge to take guns from someone who could be dangerous.

"We're going to advocate for what we think is good policy, but we're responsible for what happens at the state level. The mayor's are, of course, responsible for what happens at the city level, I think a statewide response is the most effective thing that we in this room can do. And I do think that the federal government can do more than what they've been doing.”

On Tucson's Sanctuary City Initiative, the Governor hopes Tucsonans reject the plan.

"I think you've got all three candidates for mayor of Tucson that are opposed to this. The sitting mayor of Tucson is opposed to the idea, the Chief of Police is opposed to the idea along with the county sheriff, not to mention the amount of money, I think upwards of 100 million dollars that it could cost the city of Tucson."

Advocates want voters to forbid Tucson officials from co-operating with immigration enforcement.