Charles Heller of the Arizona Citizens Defense League and Gerry Hills of Arizonans for Gun Safety are usually on opposite sides of any debate.
But this year, both Heller and Hills have found something to agree on:
They claim that that more pro-firearms bills could have passed this year, but Governor Doug Ducey seems to have helped keep them down.
“Most of our bills, they got squashed in committee,” Heller said on Friday. “The governor didn’t want to have to veto them.”
Gerry Hills, founder of Arizonans for Gun Safety, agreed with Heller’s assessment of likely interference by the governor on various pro-gun bills.
Naturally, she sees the alleged interference as a good thing.
“I think the governor is very good about making it clear that he doesn’t want certain bills to get to his desk, and they don’t get to his desk,” Hills said. “We considered that we had a pretty good year this year.”
A spokesman for Ducey denied their theory.
by Ray Stern