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NRA-backed Bills Signed in Arizona

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association today called the enactment of SB 1266 and HB 2338 into law a victory for Arizona gun owners. Improving firearm preemption laws throughout the state, SB 1266 not only voids unlawful regulations but also provides penalties for municipalities that knowingly and willfully violate the statute. HB 2338 allows individuals to lawfully carry firearms in their vehicles or person on any public right-of-way.

“Enhancing the state’s preemption laws guarantees that every Arizonan will be held to the same standards whether they live in Tempe or Tucson,” said NRA Spokesman Lars Dalseide. “Now safe and responsible gun owners won’t suddenly become criminals simply because they cross an imaginary line.”

The NRA-backed bills won support throughout the Arizona State Legislature despite attempts by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s out of state gun-control groups to derail them with outlandish claims of gloom and doom.

Earlier this year, the Governor also signed legislation that prohibits the state and any political subdivision from levying fees, taxes, assessments or other financial encumbrances on firearm transfers between two private parties who are not prohibited under state or federal law.

“The efforts of Governor Ducey and pro-Second Amendment leaders in the Arizona Legislature have strengthened protections for law-abiding Arizonans who choose to exercise their constitutional right to self-protection.,” Dalseide concluded. 

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