Yesterday, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1241, an important gun bill relating to forfeited and seized weapons. Introduced by state Senator Rick Murphy (R-9), SB 1241 passed in the state Senate by a 21 to 9 vote on February 16 and passed the House by a 43 to 12 vote on March 27.
SB 1241 will allow law enforcement departments to sell or auction any firearms forfeited or seized from criminals to licensed gun dealers. Currently, law enforcement departments have been destroying these seized firearms.
Thank you to Governor Brewer for signing SB 1241 into law and to the state legislators who voted for it.