Today, the Arizona House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs Committee voted 5 to 3 in favor of a common sense reform that will prevent the destruction of firearms. House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), would require any firearms forfeited or confiscated by a law enforcement agency to be sold to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in exchange for money, new equipment or ammunition. As a result, collected previously owned firearms would maintain their value and their sale to the public would help recover public funds when budgets are strained.
HB 2455 will now be considered by the House Judiciary Committee however no date has been assigned for a hearing at this time. Now is the time to contact your state Representative and urge them to support this bill. Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated as more details become available.