Gun Bills in Arizona Senate Committee Meeting – Monday 2/14/11
Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- The Senate Judiciary Committee will be meeting on Monday, February 14, 2011. On their agenda are the following bills that AzCDL is supporting.
SB 1467 – An AzCDL-requested bill that prohibits college and university governing boards from creating or enforcing a policy or rule that prevents CCW permit holders from possessing a “concealed” weapon on campus.
SB 1469 – (Postponed from the 2/7/11 agenda). This bill would strengthen the statutes regarding the justification of the use of force. It would assume that a person who is unlawfully entering is presumed to pose an imminent threat, and that a person who is justified in the use of force is not subject to criminal prosecution.
AzCDL representatives will be monitoring the committee hearing and testifying if necessary.
At this stage, we do not foresee any problems and it there is no urgent need to contact these committee members. However if any of these committee members represent you, or if you would like to contact your Senator about these, or any other bills, our Legislative Action Center is available for your use. Go to www.capwiz.com/azcdl/issues/bills/ and click on the bill you want to comment on. Follow the instructions in the “Take Action Now” box. That should take you to the “Compose Your Own Letter” page.
Senate Judiciary Committee members can be found here: www.tinyurl.com/SJud2011 .
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 .
Stay tuned! When critical legislation moves, we will notify you via these article alerts.
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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