Train Me Arizona Campaign Kick Off
Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Article 2, Section 26 of the Arizona Constitution says “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state, shall not be impaired…” However, for the last 16 years the citizens of Arizona who wished to fully exercise their right to bear arms were required to seek written government permission, via a concealed weapons (CCW) permit.
On Thursday, July 29, 2010 all that changed when SB 1108 became the law in Arizona, restoring the right of law-abiding adults to bear arms openly or discreetly without needing a government permit.
However, exercising freedom comes with a cost – responsibility. Each of us is responsible to know the law, and to have the proper mindset, skills and ability that come with “bearing arms.” Proper and continuous training has always been our individual responsibility. The good news is that we no longer have to rely on government mandates to determine what training we need and should get.
To promote training in the skill at arms and the exercise of our fundamental right to keep and bear arms on a statewide scale, AzCDL is a partner in the new “Train Me Arizona” campaign: www.trainmeaz.com.
We encourage you to become involved also. This is the armed citizenry envisioned by our nation's Founders – aware of our freedoms and exercising them responsibly. Remember, the nation, and the world, are watching Arizona. We have made history together. How we, as gun owners and activists, respond to the restoration of our right to bear arms, sets the trend for other states to follow. Wear this responsibility with pride!
For more information on the Train Me Arizona campaign, go to: www.trainmeaz.com .
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