Arizona Gun Bills On The Move
Glendale, AZ –-(AmmoLand.com)- Bills are already starting to move! The Senate Judiciary Committee has the 5 following pro-rights bills scheduled for a hearing on Monday, January 25, 2010 (http://tinyurl.com/SJUD20100125):
- SB 1021 – Incorporates defensive display into the justification for deadly force statutes.
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1021p.pdf ).
- SB 1098 – Arizona’s version of the “Firearms Freedom Act.” If passed and signed into law, any firearm manufactured in Arizona and that remains in the state, “is not subject to Federal law or Federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce and it not considered to have traveled in interstate commerce.”
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1098p.pdf ).
- SB 1101 – Allows certain detention officers and retired law enforcement to possess a concealed firearm without a CCW permit.
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1101p.pdf ).
- SB 1102 – The AzCDL-requested Constitutional Carry bill that eliminates the prohibition and penalties for adults carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1102p.pdf ).
- SB 1153 – A knife preemption law being championed by the national Knife Rights organization (http://www.kniferights.org).
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1153p.pdf ).
It’s time to remind the committee members that you are keenly interested in what they are doing, and that you want these bills to favorably pass out of the Senate Judiciary committee.
We urge everyone to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee members and politely ask them to support SB 1021, 1098, 1101, 1102 and 1153 when they meet on Monday, January 25, 2010. The following is a sample letter you can use. Following the sample are the email addresses of committee members.
Please be sure to include your name, address, and phone number in all correspondence.
If you are a subscriber to the RTS (Request To Speak) system at the Capitol, log on and express your support to the committee. If you want more information about how to set up an account on RTS, send an email to [email protected]
Sample Letter —————————–
Subject: Support Senate Bills 1021, 1098, 1101, 1102, and 1153
The Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL) has informed me that SB 1021, 1098, 1101, 1102, and 1153 are being considered in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, January 25, 2010. The passage of these bills is very important to me, and I urge you to vote them all out of committee with a recommendation for passage by the full Senate.
City, AZ zip-code
Sample Letter —————————–
When addressing multiple members of the Legislature, we recommend using the BCC (blind copy) feature of your email software. Each recipient will only see their email address.
The following are email lists of the committee members in both semi-colon and comma separated formats. Use the one that is compatible with your email software.
Committee members list with semi-colon separation:
Committee members list with comma separation:
Individual listing of committee members’ email addresses:
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