The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-1 in favor of HB 2325. This legislation, in its current form, expands the term of a carry permit from four years to five, reduces the mandatory training required of initial permit applicants from 16 hours to eight, and makes other significant improvements to the law. Please contact your State Senator and request that he or she support HB 2325 when it reaches the Senate Floor in the coming days. The House Judiciary Committee voted 6-3 in favor of SB 1363, legislation making Arizona one of over 30 states that currently allow law-abiding citizens to carry their self-defense firearms in restaurants and other establishments that sell alcohol. In addition to providing for self-defense, SB 1363 helps to ensure that firearms are not stolen from vehicles parked outside of these establishments by allowing citizens to maintain custody of their firearms while dining. It is critical that you contact your two State Representatives and ask them to support SB 1363 on the House Floor. You can find contact information by using NRA-ILA`s "Write Your Representatives" feature.