State lawmakers have unsuccessfully pushed to allow guns on campus several times over the past decade.

AZ Central reports.

Bill would allow Arizona college students to carry concealed weapons on campus

Three months after a Northern Arizona University student was killed and three others wounded in a campus shooting, an Arizona lawmaker is pushing to allow students to carry concealed weapons on campuses statewide.

Rep. Sonny Borrelli, R-Bullhead City, has introduced House Bill 2072, which would allow students and faculty at all public universities, colleges and community colleges to carry a concealed weapon on campus. The gun owners would need to get a concealed carry permit from the Department of Public Safety.

“An individual should be able to defend themselves if the need arises,” Borrelli said in a statement. “A conversation must be started about the failed university and college policies that don’t allow faculty or students to defend themselves that is permitted by the state and that is their right under both U.S. and Arizona Constitution.”