“No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain
Now pending in the Arizona Legislature…
HB 2320 would exempt CCW permit holders from being disarmed when entering “public” (state and local government buildings and property, unless security measures (guards, metal detectors, etc.) are in place to screen every person entering for weapons.
HB 2431 would establish an interstate “compact” that restricts member states from enacting firearms transfer requirements different than existing federal law. Compacts between states supersede individual state law. An example of an interstate compact is the uniform recognition of drivers’ licenses. Assuming HB 2431 is enacted in Arizona and at least one other state becomes a party to the compact, a subsequent state law, or even a ballot measure, cannot override it.
With the pending Bloomberg-sponsored effort to establish Gun Owner Registration using Arizona’s Initiative/Referendum process, there are non-firearms bills that help insure that the process is proper and lawful.
HB 2407 would require strict compliance to the requirements (signatures, dates, etc.) for getting a measure on the ballot.
SB 1056 focuses on the validity of petition signatures. If the address of the signer on the petition is not the same as on their voter registration, the signature is not valid.
At this early point in the session, none of the bills we are monitoring have been schedule for committee hearings.
I’m not certain I agree that any registration is ‘proper and lawful’, but different strokes and all that.
h/t Arizona Citizen’s Defense League