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Arizona: Important Self-Defense Bills to be Heard in Senate Committee!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Please Contact Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Today!

Three important self-defense bills have been scheduled to be heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, April 7.  House Bill 2629, the NRA-supported measure introduced by State Representative Russell Pearce (R-18), would clarify how and when a firearm may be displayed for defensive purposes.  HB2629 would provide that a person could display a firearm if he or she believes that they could be harmed physically by an attacker. 

Also introduced by State Representative Pearce, House Bill 2634, which would provide the restoration of rights for individuals whose record has been expunged or set-aside.

House Bill 2389, sponsored by State Representative John Kavanagh (R-8), would clarify the statute that allows for the carrying of a weapon, visibly or concealed, without a concealed carry permit anywhere by means of transportation, excluding public transit. 

Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today and urge them to support all of these important self-defense bills; HB2629, HB2634, and HB2389. 

Senate Judiciary Committee Members:

State Senator Chuck Gray-Chairman
(602) 926-5288
cgray@azleg.gov

State Senator Ron Gould-Vice Chairman
(602) 926-4138
rgould@azleg.gov

State Senator Ken Cheuvront (D-15)
(602) 926-5325
kcheuvront@azleg.gov

State Senator Albert Hale (D-2)
(602) 926-4323
ahale@azleg.gov

State Senator Karen Johnson (R-18)
(602) 926-3160
kjohnson@azleg.gov

State Senator Richard Miranda (D-13)
(602) 926-5911
rmiranda@azleg.gov

State Senator Jim Waring (R-7)
(602) 926-4916
jwaring@azleg.gov

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