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Arizona: Carry Reform Legislation to be Heard Tomorrow, February 18!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Please Contact Your State Senator!

On Thursday, February 18, the Committee of the Whole (COW) will consider Senate Bill 1102, legislation that would eliminate a long standing double standard between concealed carry and open carry.

Currently, under Arizona law it is generally legal to carry a firearm openly, as long as you are 18 years of age and not prohibited from possessing a firearm.  However, if the firearm becomes covered, say with a coat, or if you are a woman and prefer to carry your firearm in your purse, you need to possess a concealed carry permit.  The permit system is expensive and time consuming, considering all you have done is change your attire. 

While the recently amended language would allow law-abiding persons to carry their firearm concealed for self-defense, it would not allow those without permits to carry a concealed firearm in places that require a permit, such as restaurants.  The NRA supports SB 1102 and looks forward to removing a burdensome barrier to self-defense for the citizens of Arizona.

Please contact Your State Senator and respectfully urge him or her to support SB 1102.  Contact information can be found by clicking here.

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