Both versions of the "Emergency Powers" bills, SB 1258 carried by State Senator Jay Tibshraney (R-21), and HB 2458 by State Representative Russell Pearce (R-18), are moving forward in their respective chambers and are on the brink of an agreement between the NRA and Governor Janet Napolitano. The Governor vetoed a similar measure last year after voicing concerns about having the authority to move stored ammunition, but those issues are being resolved to both authors’ satisfaction. Please continue to contact your legislators in support of SB 1258 and HB 2458 to ensure their passage by calling the Senate Info Desk at (602) 926-3559 or the House Info Desk at (602) 926-4221. Both measures can be found at the Legislature's website at http://www.azleg.state.az.us/.
Also, after months of negotiation and phone calls from NRA members, the Apache Junction City Council voted to establish a policy for the sale or trade of confiscated firearms not returned to their lawful owners. This move follows an outcry from NRA members when the AJ Police Chief destroyed over 1,200 firearms that could have been sold back to the community or traded for much needed supplies. Thank you to all members who voiced your support for the new policy.