Board weighs allowing guns in county building

AP News
Posted: Jan 04, 2013 6:16 PM

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona county is considering a plan to remove the metal detector at its administration building and allow people to freely carry guns at the location as they carry out government business.

Mohave County added the walk-through metal detector and gun lockers in 2010, subjecting people to security and forcing them to stow their guns before entering the building. But the county is now exploring an idea to let people carry guns in the building.

The Daily Miner reports ( the northwest Arizona county's board of supervisors has directed staff to evaluate the idea.

Supervisor Steve Moss says the "staff and the citizens have a right to provide for their own protection."

Arizona law allows local governments to direct people carrying guns to leave them in their car or lock them in a lock box before entering a government building.