One more reason I like living in AZ:
"Her legislation would reduce the [CCW w/o permit] penalty to a $300 fine for a first offense.
Johnson said her gun, a .22-caliber, eight-shot revolver, is "everywhere I go." She said that includes when she comes into the Senate building, though she leaves her purse — and the gun in it — in her office when she goes to the Senate floor.
State law makes it a crime for anyone to bring a weapon into a public building "unless specifically authorized by law." The statute creates exceptions for police officers, members of the military performing official duties and officers of the Department of Corrections.
Questions to Senate security were referred to Senate President Tim Bee, who was not available for comment Thursday.
Johnson may not be the only legislator who brings a firearm into the Capitol complex. Several lawmakers questioned by Capitol Media Services said they have permits to carry concealed firearms. That includes House Speaker Jim Weiers."