Catalina, AZ –-(Ammoland.com)- Current law allows the operator of any state or local government property, choosing to ban firearms, to simply slap up a “no firearms” sign while doing nothing to ensure the safety of those entering the property.
HB 2729 would require them to also control access to the property using law enforcement officers, or armed guards and metal detectors, and would allow the operator of the property to be sued if they don’t comply with the law.
There is strong opposition to this from state agencies and local governments who prefer disarmed subjects instead of armed law-abiding citizens on “their” property. An effort is underway to bury HB 2729 in the Senate Rules Committee to prevent it from being debated on, and voted by, the full Senate – the final steps necessary to be sent to the Governor’s desk.
It is critical that members of the Senate Rules Committee understand that their actions on HB 2729 are being monitored and that the bill needs to pass out of the committee.
A letter has been prepared and is waiting for you to send to the committee members at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center.
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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