Arizona Firearms Omnibus Bill Filed
Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Senator Ron Gould (R-LD3) has filed SB 1201, an AzCDL-requested “omnibus” firearms related bill. www.azleg.gov/legtext/50leg/1r/bills/sb1201p.pdf .
The bulk of this bill deals with “Public Buildings” (i.e., government owned or operated buildings and vehicles) and “Public Events” (i.e. events open to the public and licensed by the government) banning firearms.
Under current law, all they need to do to ban the carrying of firearms is post “No Firearms” signs and provide readily available storage. This has had the perverse effect of disarming the law-abiding while allowing those with no respect for the law to remain armed at will. Under the proposed law, firearms cannot be banned unless a number of conditions are met (metal detectors, armed guards, etc.) that ensure that an armed person cannot enter undetected.
SB 1201 also allows for injunctive relief if Public Establishments or Public Events don’t obey the law, among other proposed changes.
A list of the firearms and self-defense related bills, along with links, that AzCDL is monitoring can be found at our website: www.azcdl.org/html/2011_bills.html .
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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