Please Contact the Governor Today!
Today, the Arizona Senate passed Senate Bill 1113 by a vote of 19-8. The bill now heads to the desk of Governor Jan Brewer (R) for her consideration. The Governor has ten days, not counting Sundays, to sign or veto the bill.
Senate Bill 1113, introduced by State Senator Jack Harper (R-4), would allow concealed carry permit holders to take concealed handguns into restaurants that serve alcohol, provided they are not consuming.
As we reported, two other bills (Senate Bill 1168 and Senate Bill 1243) have already made their way to the Governor.
SB1168, sponsored by State Senator Russell Pearce (R-18), would permit a law-abiding individual to store their firearms in their locked motor vehicle while parked on a publicly accessible parking lot controlled by their employer or a business they frequent. This bill will protect your right to keep a firearm in your car if you choose to hunt or target shoot before or after work. SB1168 would also allow an individual to keep a firearm in their vehicle for self-defense during their commute to and from work.
SB1243, sponsored by State Senator Russell Pearce (R-18), would clarify the statutory definition of defensive display of a firearm. This clarification of defensive display of a firearm is a valuable addition to your right to self-defense.
Please contact the Governor TODAY and respectfully urge her to sign SB1113, SB1168, and SB1243 into law. Governor Brewer can be reached by phone at (602) 542-4331, toll-free at 1-(800) 253-0883, or click here to send email.