Much to the delight of anti-rights legislators and criminal empowerment groups, nearly all the House sponsored pro-rights firearms bills have languished without committee assignments or hearings. Meanwhile similar bills have moved swiftly through the Senate and are now under the control of House Leadership.
Your action is needed to ensure that the Senate bills are acted on.
The following Senate Bills have been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
SB 1201, the AzCDL-requested bill that says that if a state or local government building or event is going to post a "No Firearms" sign, then security measures must be in place to ensure that no one is capable of bringing in a firearm without detection.
SB 1391, a bill that would authorize and direct the Governor to enter into interstate compacts with other states that have a “Firearms Freedom Act” like the one that was passed last year in Arizona.
SB 1469, a bill that would strengthen current self-defense statutes by broadening the allowance for the use of force and provide greater protection for those forced tdefend themselves from an attacker.
The committee members need to hear from you, politely urging them to support these bills. A letter has been prepared, addressed to all committee members, and is waiting for you at our Legislative Action Center:
Feel free to add text, or send it “as is.” When you are done, complete the “Sender Information” and click on “Send Message.”
Also in the House are the following pro-rights bills that the House Leadership has not yet assigned to a committee. Since House rules impose deadlines on committee hearings, we hope they are not trying to “run out the clock” by delaying assignments until the deadlines have passed.
SB 1467, the AzCDL-requested Campus Carry bill.
SB 1610, a bill that would establish the Colt Single Action Army Revolver as the state firearm.
SCR 1020, a proposed Constitutional Amendment that would protect crime victims from law suits by those who harm them. Assuming it passes out of the legislature, SCR 1020 will be sent to the Secretary of State to be placed on the ballot.
The House Leadership needs to hear from you, politely urging them to assign these bills to the appropriate committees right away. A letter has been prepared,addressed to the entire House Leadership, and is waiting for you at our Legislative Action Center:
Feel free to edit the text, or send it “as is.” When you are done, complete the “Sender Information” and click on “Send Message.”
The time for action is now! Your freedom depends on it.
Stay tuned! When critical legislation moves, we will notify you via these Alerts.
A list of the firearms and self-defense related bills, along with links, that AzCDL is
monitoring can be found at our website: http://www.azcdl.org/html/2011_bills.html
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