Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to roll out school safety package

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Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Gov. Doug Ducey plans to roll out legislation on Monday, March 19, 2018. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (AP) -

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is expected to unveil a wide-ranging proposal to boost school safety prompted by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.

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The Republican governor is expected Monday to propose closing some gun sale background check loopholes but not the biggest. That's the so-called gun show loophole that allows private sales without the normal federal background check. Other elements are expected to address mental health issues and boost funding for school resource officers.

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Ducey held separate talks with prosecutors, school superintendents, students, parents, law enforcement officials and others two weeks ago as he crafted the plan.

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Democrats want universal background checks, a ban on bump stocks and ways to take guns from domestic violence offenders and mentally unstable people.

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