Brewer vetoes so-called 'birther' bill and guns on campus

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX - The governor vetoed two of the most controversial bills.

The so-called "birther" bill and the guns on campuses bill are both dead.

“Well, I was very, very uncomfortable with the bill. I felt that it was very sloppily written,” Gov. Jan Brewer said. “It was very confusing. It was very unable to be understood by the people and by myself.”

Sen. Ron Gould sponsored the guns on campuses bill and accused Brewer on Monday of “caving” to university officials who lobbied against the bill.

“I’m disappointed because this will continue to allow college students to feel unsafe on college campuses,” Gould said.

The governor also vetoed the so-called “birther” bill that would require candidates to show birth certificates in order to get on the ballot.

Brewer said that was pointless and said it was “a bill that did nothing for the state of Arizona.”

The governor said she believes President Barack Obama is a U.S. citizen and we have bigger issues to solve.