On Wednesday, the House Ways and Means Committee and the Judiciary Committee are hearing pro-gun bills. Please use the Request to Speak application (RTS) on the Arizona State Legislature website to ask them to SUPPORT House Bills 2166, 2472, and 2473. RTS is the most efficient and effective way to contact committee members regarding second amendment legislation. It is imperative that you create an account and continue utilizing this tool throughout the 2022 legislative session.
House Bill 2166 exempts firearms and firearm safety equipment, such as gun safes and gun locks, from state transaction privilege and use taxes. This recognizes that the government should not be placing additional cost barriers on citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and who wish to safely store their firearms. The House Ways and Means Committee will hear HB 2166 at 9:00AM on February 16th.
House Bill 2472 and House Bill 2473 discourage or prohibit financial institutions from discriminating against firearm businesses. Anti-gun banks and their executives have expressed interest in denying services to the firearm industry as a way to further their political agenda and impose gun control by making such business impossible when legislatures won’t bend to their will. Banks should evaluate firearm businesses like any other business and consider financial risk, rather than ideology, in their decisions on providing services. The House Judiciary Committee will hear these bills at 8:00AM on February 16th.
Again, please use the Request to Speak application (RTS) on the Arizona State Legislature website to ask the committees to SUPPORT HB 2166, HB 2474, and HB 2473.