Thursday, August 7, 2008

AZ: AZCDL Questionnaires Sent to Candidates

The AZCDL has sent questionnaires to all Arizona Legislature Candidates - be sure to contact the candidates you're interested in supporting and request that they fill it out & send it in:

We recently mailed questionnaires to all State legislature candidates. Results will be posted on our website after they start coming in. We will notify you with a link to the new web-page when it's completed.

AzCDL's questionnaire fit on a postcard and we provided return postage. We asked every candidate to respond "Yes" or "No" to each of the following statements:

* Law-abiding citizens have the right to carry a weapon, with or without a government issued permit, in any place that they have a right to be.
* Trained, law-abiding adult citizens have the right to carry their weapons onto the grounds of schools, colleges and universities in order to be able to protect themselves and others from criminals.
* Law-abiding citizens have the right to carry a weapon into a restaurant with them while they dine, whether or not the establishment happens to serve alcohol for consumption on the premises.
* Article 2, Section 26 of the Arizona Constitution means what it says. Our right to bear arms must not be subject to local laws.
* Law-abiding citizens who are forced to use a weapon in self-defense should be presumed innocent of any wrongdoing unless proven otherwise by the state, and should also be free from any retaliatory civil suits by the criminal or his family/estate.

In our cover letter to all candidates, we told them that they could send us an expanded response, but that anything other than a "Yes" was a "No", and anything perceived as a "Yes but…" will be posted as a "No." Unchecked boxes will also be treated as a "No."

We are updating out website to accommodate the questionnaire results, and to show the legislator voting records from the recent legislative session. We will "Alert" you when we have made the changes and the data is available.

These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization. Join today!

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