NRA Explore
APPEARS IN News

NRA, Gun Owners Make Significant GainsIn Arizona’s 2006 Legislative Session

Monday, June 26, 2006

Fairfax, VA-The National Rifle Association (NRA) is pleased to announce a successful 2006 legislative session to preserve the Second Amendment rights of gun owners and hunters in Arizona.

“We are very pleased with the progress and substantive gains we’ve made this year for gun owners in Arizona,” stated Chris Cox, chief lobbyist of NRA. “Through the hard work of the state legislature and our thousands of NRA members all across the state, we’ve passed laws to improve Arizona’s right-to-carry permits, increase reciprocity agreements around the country, allow law-abiding citizens to store their legal firearms in secure locations at government facilities as well as provide protection for innocent victims who defend themselves from criminal attack.”

HB 2074, a right-to-carry improvement bill, eliminates the two-hour course required for renewing permits and puts Arizona among the vast majority of states that do not require a renewal course for permit holders. The law also recognizes valid permits from all the other 47 states that issue permits, similar to out-of-state drivers’ licenses.

HB 2076 requires government entities to comply with a law passed in 2000 mandating they provide readily accessible storage of firearms for citizens who legally carry their firearms to government facilities that prohibit such possession.

SB 1145, the NRA-backed "Castle Doctrine" bill, returned Arizona’s self-defense justification law to its status prior to 1997. Prior to this law, citizens forced to act in self-defense were presumed guilty of committing a violent crime until they proved their own innocence in court. This NRA-backed bill requires the state to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that citizens did not act with justification and enacted the "Castle Doctrine", enhancing a citizens' right to defend themselves from violent attacks.

After strong support from the NRA in the Senate Natural Resources Committee, Jennifer Martin has been appointed by the Governor to fill a seat on the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. Ms. Martin replaces Commissioner Hays Gilstrap, the Commissioner who led the NRA-opposed effort to consider the sale of the world-renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility north of Phoenix. Commissioner Martin has the best interests of sportsmen in mind and will prove to be an enormous asset on the Commission.

“On behalf of all NRA members and gun owners in the great State of Arizona, I want to thank the state house and state senate for passing pro-gun, pro-freedom legislation for the law-abiding citizens of their state,” concluded Cox.

 

-nra-

 

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and to advocate enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the military.

TRENDING NOW

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Call Guinness, New Record in Gun Control Stupidity

Despite the best efforts of the Brady Campaign and Michael Bloomberg's Everytown, a small group in suburban Chicago ...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Smoke and Mirrors: Seattle Sales Tax

This week, the NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), firearms retailers, and private ...

News  

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weird Science

As gun owners see all too often, a favored tactic of the gun control crowd is to provide ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

White House, Media Mislead on Crime Trends, Ignore Evidence that Could Save More Lives

Tragedy strikes – and the White House immediately shifts into exploitation mode, trying to use raw emotion to ...

Friday, August 28, 2015

Federal Court Finds Due Process Violation in NY County's Confiscated Gun Policy

This week, a federal court ruled that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Department could not rely on its "retention ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Research Findings a Blow to Anti-gun Academics

For decades, anti-gun academics have attacked firearms and firearm owners by conducting “research” that purportedly offers insight into ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Walmart Discontinues Selling America’s Most Popular Rifle

Americans acquiring the most popular rifle in the country will now be doing so only from traditional firearm ...

News  

Friday, May 15, 2015

Obama Administration Opposes CMP Handgun Sales

The House of Representatives has approved Congressman Mike D. Rogers’ amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which—if accepted in ...

News  

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Decade Later, Remember New Orleans … Gun Confiscation Can (and Has) Happened in America

August 29th marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, La. The memory of the ...

News  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Martin Scorcese: Pathetic Hollywood Hypocrite

After producing some of the most violent movies ever to come out of Hollywood, rife with the most ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.