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Arizona: School Pick-up/Drop-off Bill Advances From Committee

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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On February 20th, the Arizona state House Committee on Public Safety voted 4-3 to pass House Bill 2693 to improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves and their families by reducing arbitrary boundaries that leave them defenseless.  HB 2693 will now be considered by the House Committee on Rules for constitutionality before it goes to the House floor for a vote.  Please contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT HB 2693.  Click the “Take Action” button to contact your state Representative.

House Bill 2693, sponsored by Representative Warren Petersen (R-12), would allow law-abiding citizens to store their loaded firearms in their locked personal vehicles while parked on school grounds.  This would ensure that parents would be able to pick-up and drop-off students without first having to stop and unload their firearms before driving onto school grounds or deviating from their route to park off campus.  So called “gun-free zones” are arbitrary boundaries that only disarm law-abiding citizens and leave them defenseless while doing nothing to deter criminals.

Again, please click the “Take Action” button above contact your state Representative and urge them to SUPPORT HB 2693.

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