The AzCDL points out some bills filed that are aimed at your gun rights.
So far over 600 pieces of proposed legislation have been filed this legislative session.
Several bills were filed Thursday, both good and bad, dealing with our right to
bear arms in Arizona. We are expecting more bills to “drop,” in the coming days.
The final deadline for all bills to be filed is February 11th. You can find a list of the bills AzCDL is monitoring at our Bill Tracking page. New bills are added as we become aware of them.
With the Obama Administration’s attack on the Second Amendment, his loyal followers at the Arizona Legislature are in a frenzy to fundamentally transform Arizona.
Among the most egregious attacks on your right to bear arms are a series of
bills filed by Representative Chad Campbell (D-24):
would allow law enforcement officers, when contacting anyone possessing a
firearm, to make a non-professional assessment of their mental state, and if, in
their sole discretion, they determine that person may be a danger to themselves
or others, seize their firearms, and request they be carted off for a
court-ordered mental evaluation. This is an awful lot of power to hand someone
who might disagree with your fundamental belief system. After all, if you
believe you have the right to have the means to defend yourself, you must be
crazy – right? That certainly appears to be what the sponsors of this bill
would eliminate state preemption over the disposition of surrendered and
confiscated firearms, allowing for local politicians to destroy, rather than
sell, firearms, as required by current law. In medieval times ignorant people
believed that inanimate objects could be possessed by evil spirits, and
therefore should be destroyed. Today, sadly, too many politicians obviously hold
the same beliefs.
would automatically make anyone subject to a restraining order a “prohibited”
firearms possessor, regardless of the reason for the order.
HB 2380 is
the ultimate slap in the face to law-abiding gun owners. It would abolish
Constitutional Carry. Only criminals would have the freedom to carry when and
where they desired without government permission. Or, maybe that was the intent
of this legislation?
would arbitrarily classify virtually all semi-automatic pistols and rifles as
“assault weapons”, and require that all transfers of these firearms be tightly
controlled and only allowable via a licensed firearms dealer. Violators face a
$10,000 fine and arrest. If your pistol or rifle looks offensive in the eyes of
some politicians, you must be a bad person and need to be monitored