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Arizona: Vote in Senate on Pro-Gun Bill Eligible Next Week

Friday, April 12, 2013

Contact your state Senator TODAY in support of House Bill 2455

Pro-gun legislation that would prohibit government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms will be voted on next week by the Arizona Senate.  House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), is an important pro-gun reform and your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY that you support this much-needed improvement in the Grand Canyon State.

HB 2455 would require any firearms forfeited to 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, previously owned firearms collected would maintain their value and their sale to the public would help recover public funds when budgets are strained.  In a 36 to 23 vote, HB 2455 passed in the Arizona House of Representatives on March 7 and is now eligible for the Senate’s final approval after passing in the Senate Public Safety Committee by a 4 to 1 vote.

It is essential that we protect our Second Amendment rights and end government-sponsored destruction of seized or surrendered firearms.  Your state Senator needs to hear from you TODAY or this pro-gun legislation may fail.  Politely urge him or her to support HB 2455 and stop public resources and taxpayer funds from being used to destroy firearms.

Click on the “Your state Senator” link above to find your state Senator and contact him or her today to ask for support for HB 2455.

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