Our first 2010 Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on gun rights bills is scheduled for this Monday Jan 25th at 1:00 PM MST in Senate Hearing Room 1. Be sure to contact your Senator in addition to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and submit your comments to the Arizona Request to Speak System for the hearing.
If you are not yet registered for the Arizona Request to Speak System you can do so at any kiosk at the AZ House or Senate building (1700 W Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007).
If you are unable to attend the hearing in person, you can watch online via either live or archived video streaming.
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Bills are already starting to move! The Senate Judiciary Committee has the 5 following pro-rights bills scheduled for a hearing on Monday, January 25, 2010 (http://tinyurl.com/SJUD20100125):
SB 1021 – Incorporates defensive display into the justification for deadly force statutes.
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1021p.pdf ).
SB 1098 – Arizona’s version of the “Firearms Freedom Act.” If passed and signed into law, any firearm manufactured in Arizona and that remains in the state, “is not subject to Federal law or Federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce and it not considered to have traveled in interstate commerce.”
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1098p.pdf ).
SB 1101 – Allows certain detention officers and retired law enforcement to possess a concealed firearm without a CCW permit.
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1101p.pdf ).
SB 1102 – The AzCDL-requested Constitutional Carry bill that eliminates the prohibition and penalties for adults carrying a concealed weapon without a permit.
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1102p.pdf ).
SB 1153 – A knife preemption law being championed by the national Knife Rights organization (http://www.kniferights.org).
(Bill text: http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/49leg/2r/bills/sb1153p.pdf ).
It’s time to remind the committee members that you are keenly interested in what they are doing, and that you want these bills to favorably pass out of the Senate Judiciary committee.
We urge everyone to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee members and politely ask them to support SB 1021, 1098, 1101, 1102 and 1153 when they meet on Monday, January 25, 2010. The following is a sample letter you can use. Following the sample are the email addresses of committee members.
Please be sure to include your name, address, and phone number in all correspondence.
If you are a subscriber to the RTS (Request To Speak) system at the Capitol, log on and express your support to the committee. If you want more information about how to set up an account on RTS, send an email to President@AzCDL.org.
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