Arizona Citizens Defense League 2012 Legislative Update

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Arizona Citizens Defense League Needs Your Help Persuading Legislators

Catalina, AZ –-( This is the end of the first week of the 2012 Arizona Legislative session.

Legislators have about a month to introduce their bills.

As this was being written, over 900 bills, resolutions, and memorials have already been filed. We sift through every bill to find proposed legislation that affects your right to bear arms.

After filing, all bills go through procedural reviews and votes. From there the Leadership in their respective chamber (House and Senate) decides which bills to assign to committees for further review. Once assigned, the chairman of that committee decides which bills will be heard before the deadline to vote on bills in their respective committees.

For good bills to thrive and survive in this environment, legislators need to be reminded that the citizens being affected by what they do are watching, and have an opinion on how they should vote. When legislators need to hear from you, we will send out an “Alert” and provide information on the bills that need your action, along with a link to a letter waiting for you to email from our Action Center.

You don’t have to wait for one of our Alerts. If you would like to contact your legislator on any bill in the current session, you are welcome to use AzCDL’s Action Center.

Stay tuned!

About Arizona Citizens Defense League:

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:

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9 years ago

It's all about liberty and not having government intervention in our personal choices. Sound suppressors don't truly "silence" the sound as the movies portray. They lower the decibels to something a little more reasonable. Once you fire the first shot with a suppressor or with out one you had better hope you hit your target because they will still hear the sound and will flee. You still should wear hearing protection when firing a rifle or pistol with a suppressor in most calibers. There are many more pluses to them. Secondary, who cares if a hunter uses a sound suppressor?… Read more »

Arthur Fesler-Butts
Arthur Fesler-Butts
9 years ago

I am a member of the AZCDL and though I support just about everything that you have done there is one major disagreement that I have with a policy that you are trying to push. Silencers on hunting rifles? Any real hunter or fisher would not be caught dead using such a technique to get their prey! If a hunter feels that they need to be quiet on their hunt then let them use a bow and arrow! Personally I feel that this legislation demeanors our organization and makes us look and sound like a bunch of kooks. Please remember… Read more »