Arizona Pro Gun Rights Filed Early
Glendale, AZ –-(AmmoLand.com)- Even though the next “Regular” legislative session doesn't being until Monday, January 11, 2010, some legislators have already begun “pre-filing” bills.
The following pro-rights bills have been filed that affect our Right to Keep and Bear Arms (RKBA):
HB 2015 (Burges) – Adds defensive display of a firearm as an alternative to, or in conjunction with, the use of deadly physical force.
HB 2016 (Burges) – Allows out of state applicants whose rights have been restored to obtain a CCW permit under the same conditions as Arizona residents.
HB 2017 (Burges) – Clarifies that NRA instructors may teach the school gun safety courses.
SB 1011 (Harper) – Allows college/university faculty members with CCW permits to possess a concealed firearm on campus.
SB 1015 (Harper) – Clarifies the “no firearms” signage requirements for restaurants. Also changes the affirmative defense language to “not an offense.” Finally, it restores the requirement that a person “knows the possession of a firearm is prohibited” in an establishment
SB 1021 (Pearce) – Similar to HB 2015.
AzCDL's representatives have been working with legislators on new bills for a number of months. We are expecting the bulk of these pro-rights bills to be filed after the session officially begins. As they progress, we will keep you informed via these Alerts.
Many of you in the self-defense civil rights community know of Dr. Suzanna Gratia Hupp, the courageous Texas woman who was in Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen Texas in 1991 where her parents were murdered, along with 20 others, by a deranged criminal. She left her pistol in the trunk to comply with then current Texas law. Dr. Hupp went on to spend 10 years in the legislature.
Dr. Hupp will be the featured guest on AzCDL Board Member Charles Heller's radio program America Armed & Free, Sunday, January 3, 2010, from 1-2 PM, where she will discuss her book, “From Luby's To The Legislature.”
The program can heard on AM 1030 KVOI in Tucson, AM 930 KAPR in Douglas, and AM 1240, KJAA in Globe. It will also stream live at the KVOI website: http://tinyurl.com/KVOIlivestream. Charles will archive the program at his website: www.libertywatchradio.com/listen .
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AzCDL believes that the emphasis of gun laws should be on criminal misuse and that law-abiding citizens should be able to own and carry firearms unaffected by unnecessary laws or regulations. AzCDL was founded by a group of local activists who recognized that a sustained, coordinated, statewide effort was critical to protecting and expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners. As a like-minded coalition of activists, the AzCDL founders were instrumental in the successful passage of the first major improvement to Arizona’s CCW (concealed carry) laws since they were instituted in 1994. Visit: www.azcdl.org