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Arizona: Final Votes on Pro-Gun Bills Could Happen Soon: Your Urgent Action Needed!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Arizona: Final Votes on Pro-Gun Bills Could Happen Soon: Your Urgent Action Needed!

Today, Senate Bill 1266 is scheduled for its final vote in the House of Representatives.  The final votes for House Bill 2338, House Bill 2446, and House Bill 2524 could happen any time now.  Unfortunately, yesterday the Senate failed to pass Senate Bill 1257, by a 14-14 vote with two Senators not voting.  There is an opportunity for this bill to be reconsidered in the event that a motion is made on the prevailing side to reconsider.  SB 1257 legislation which would have made changes to existing law and expanded the list of places where law-abiding gun owners could exercise their fundamental right to self-defense to include some additional public areas where certain security measures are not in place. 

 It is absolutely imperative that you click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state legislators in support of the four critical, pro-gun bills still awaiting their final vote! 

 

SB 1266, sponsored by state Senator Steve Smith (R-11), would improve the state firearms preemption law to ensure consistency throughout the Grand Canyon State.  This would be done by providing a mechanism to declare unlawful regulations null and void in addition to providing penalties for knowing and willful violations by localities.  SB 1266 is a much-needed protection that will help law-abiding gun owners ensure they are in compliance with the law.  SB 1266 is scheduled for third and final read in the House of Representatives today. 

HB 2338 would prevent educational institutions from adopting policies that would prohibit individuals from lawfully possessing or carrying a firearm in their vehicle (means of transportation) on a public right-of-way.  HB 2338 is currently waiting to be scheduled for third and final read in the Senate.

HB 2446, sponsored by state Representative David Livingston (R-22), makes necessary revisions to Arizona’s current definition of a “prohibited weapon” to exclude all firearms or devices that are legally possessed in compliance with the National Firearms Act (NFA).  The technical correction made by HB 2446 changes the registration of NFA items from the Treasury Department to the appropriate Federal Agency in order to be compliant with current federal law.  HB 2446 is currently waiting to be scheduled for third and final read in the Senate.

HB 2524 would create a “Uniform Firearm Transfer Compact.”  Under the compact, every state that agrees to the terms would maintain reliably uniform firearm transfer laws to ensure consistency in public policy.  This compact would promote a better public understanding of the law, especially for individuals who travel and establish residences among member states.  HB 2524 is currently waiting to be scheduled for third and final read in the Senate.

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state legislators in support of these critical pro-gun bills!

BY NRA-ILA Staff

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