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Arizona: Pro-Gun Bills Could Go to Third Read this Week

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Arizona: Pro-Gun Bills Could Go to Third Read this Week

Last week, Senate Bill 1266, a bill which would improve Arizona’s state firearm preemption law, was recommended “do pass” by the House Committee of the Whole.  SB 1266 will likely go to the House floor for third and final read this week.  Please contact your state Representative in SUPPORT of this critical pro-gun bill!  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative!

 

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. 

Yesterday, March 28, the Senate Committee of the Whole passed House Bill 2338, House Bill 2446 and House Bill 2524.  All three of these bills may go to third and final read in the Senate this week as well.  Please contact your state Senator in support of these three pro-gun bills!

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 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 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. 

Once again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative in support of SB 1266!  Also, please stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for further updates on these bills as they progress through the Arizona Legislature. 

 

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