- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A bill that would allow retired police officers to carry firearms into liquor stores and bars has passed the Arizona House.

Republican Rep. Sonny Borrelli sponsored the measure that would allow retired sheriffs and police officers who served at least 10 years and were honorably discharged to carry their firearm into bars and stores that sell liquor.

The House adopted House Bill 2030 on a 33-23 vote Friday. The bill now moves to the governor’s desk.

Advocates say retired officers should be trusted and are some of the best people to handle the volatile situations that can happen while people are drinking alcohol.

Opponents say guns and alcohol don’t mix no matter what career a person comes from.

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