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Arizona Legislative Update

Friday, February 22, 2002

On Tuesday, February 26, at 1:30 p.m. in HHR 4, the Committee on Public Institutions and Rural Affairs will hold a hearing on HB 2346, "Taxing Background Checks on Firearms Purchasers." This bill authorizes an unspecified tax to be imposed on all firearm purchases. Call Representatives Jim Kraft (R-18), Jim Carruthers (R-5), Mark Clark (D-7), Sylvia Laughter (D-3), and Al Tom (D-3) at (800) 352-8404 and ask them to vote "NO" on HB 2346. In addition, the NRA-backed Range Protection bill, SB 1008, is expected to be brought up for a floor vote in the Senate. Call your Senator at (800) 352-8404 and urge him to vote for SB 1008.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.