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Posted: 2/14/2020 11:26:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/14/2020 1:49:34 PM EST by Stylz]
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 11:31:31 AM EST
In ref to AZ AW Ban..

from AZCDL
AzCDL Statement on SB 1625.

SB 1625 (assault weapons; magazines; prohibition; registration) was introduced in the Arizona State Senate on Wednesday, February 5 and assigned to the Judiciary Committee. The bill is designed to be an egregious threat to our Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and is similar to bills introduced across the nation. Promoted by the various astroturf groups under the umbrella of anti-rights billionaire Mike Bloomberg (e.g. Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety, etc.), the bill would ban “assault weapons” and “large capacity” magazines. The language of the bill is so broad that nearly all semi-automatic firearms ever produced would be covered, as well as any ammunition feeding device “with the capacity to accept more than ten rounds”, which, again, means pretty much all of them.

We listed the bill on our Bill Tracking Page immediately, along with several others introduced by the same group of gun grabbers. These bills were also referenced in our recent Legislative Update Alert. However, in a demonstration of the power of social media, when a YouTube video appeared warning everyone of dire consequences should this bill see the light of day, the Internet lit up.

While we certainly appreciate the efforts of all members of the firearms community to call attention to truly awful bills such as this, it may have saved some time had folks reached out to us here at AzCDL to begin with. We’ve been tracking legislation here in Arizona for fifteen years now, and we have a pretty good read on what is and isn’t likely to move. And, as bad as this bill is, we knew from the start it was unlikely to be going anywhere.

However, to err on the side of caution, AzCDL has reached out to the Senate Leadership to clarify the status of this gun grabber’s wish list. Senate Majority Whip Sonny Borelli (R - Dist 5) assured us that the bill has no future. He shared the following: ”I am adamantly opposed to the bill sponsored by Democrat Senator Rios from Legislative District 27. The Chairman (of Judiciary) assures me that the bill will not be heard in Committee.”

Though we are assured the bill will not move, we encourage everyone who values their rights to continue to contact the Senators who sponsored this abomination, especially if you live in one of their districts. Politely inform them of your position on it, and anti-rights bills in general. Many of these folks seem to believe that these kinds of bills have popular support. It’s up to us to prove them wrong.

SB 1625 is sponsored by:
Prime sponsor: Sen. Rios (D - Dist 27)
Other sponsors: Sen. Alston (D - Dist 24), Sen. Bradley (D - Dist 10), Sen. Contreras (D - Dist 19), Sen. Dalessandro (D - Dist 2), Sen. Gonzales (D - Dist 3), Sen. Mendez (D - Dist 26), Sen. Navarrete (D - Dist 30), Sen. Otondo (D - Dist 4), Sen. Peshlakai (D - Dist 7), Sen. Quezada (D - Dist 29), Sen. Steele (D - Dist 9)

Having a pro-rights majority matters, and here in Arizona, that majority is hanging by a thread. The next election is not far away, and the outcome could well mean the difference between bills like SB 1625 moving or not. As we’re fond of reminding people, “If you want better laws, elect better lawmakers”. Mike Bloomberg and his cronies will be spending heavily, here in Arizona and across the country, to get more anti-rights people, like those who sponsored this bill, into office. We must NOT let that happen. Sitting on the sidelines is simply not an option.

What’s been happening in Virginia and other states must be a lesson to us all. We can rush headlong down the road to tyranny, or we can maintain our status as “The best state for gun owners” into the foreseeable future.

The choice is yours.
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Link Posted: 2/14/2020 11:39:42 AM EST
Nice video....but depressing as well.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 11:51:29 AM EST
1625 is dead on arrival, but here is something nice...

Now this is what I’m talking about! Hell Yeah!

An Arizona Senate panel on Thursday advanced a measure that would make government entities that don’t allow guns on their property liable if people are shot on their premises.
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The bill was backed by guns-rights supporters and the Arizona Citizens Defense League, which lobbies for gun rights laws. Opponents include the League of Arizona Cities and Towns and a survivor of the 2011 assassination attempt on then-Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tucson that severely injured her and 11 others and left six people dead.
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Still has a way to go, so call your reps and senators and ask them to support it!
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 11:57:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By ErikInAZ:
1625 is dead on arrival, but here is something nice...

Now this is what I’m talking about! Hell Yeah!

Still has a way to go, so call your reps and senators and ask them to support it!
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Outstanding! Thank you. I've been arguing for this for years.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 12:07:06 PM EST
Not going to happen in Arizona. At least not this time. But it won't stop them from trying every year.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 12:22:03 PM EST
I wonder if that Dr. is aware that they can match a print to a printer. Let's see, car at home, cute color print... What are the odds it came from his home printer? I'd say 60%. Then 35% it's from his office printer. That leaves a 5% chance it's not total BS, and I'm trying to be generous about that 5%.
When it's shown that he is lying about it I really hope he gets fired, including losing any golden parachute that comes with his cute title. He embroiled his employer in his politics and now he's most likely faking death threats to promote political and social change. You could even argue he made the threat, to himself, which if you play the usual lack of logic games the anti gunners like to... We could easily construe that as terrorism, yup, definitely could.

I remember reading about the woman who red flagged the officer. I also remember thinking she was nuts. I didn't realize how accurate that was. She made her bed, now she can enjoy it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 12:25:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
Not going to happen in Arizona. At least not this time. But it won't stop them from trying every year.
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You guys are to the Southwest what New Hampshire is to New England, an island of sanity.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 12:38:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 1:23:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Stylz:
Nice, I'll share that on social.
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Thanks. We need to get the word out.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 3:55:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By myltwon:

You guys are to the Southwest what New Hampshire is to New England, an island of sanity.
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What?!? Nevada and Utah have great gun laws. New Mexico isn't that bad, relatively speaking. I mean, sure, AZ is better, but we kind of stand out from the Union, along with a handful of other states like Alaska, Wyoming, etc.
Link Posted: 2/14/2020 4:33:46 PM EST
I love you too chubbywubby.
Link Posted: 2/15/2020 10:23:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By chopinbloc:
What?!? Nevada and Utah have great gun laws. New Mexico isn't that bad, relatively speaking. I mean, sure, AZ is better, but we kind of stand out from the Union, along with a handful of other states like Alaska, Wyoming, etc.
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Originally Posted By chopinbloc:
Originally Posted By myltwon:

You guys are to the Southwest what New Hampshire is to New England, an island of sanity.
What?!? Nevada and Utah have great gun laws. New Mexico isn't that bad, relatively speaking. I mean, sure, AZ is better, but we kind of stand out from the Union, along with a handful of other states like Alaska, Wyoming, etc.
Nevada is falling as is New Mexico. Arizona is holding on and I think even Democrats won't go all in up front in Arizona, but you guys aren't exactly in great standing. All it takes is for re-election of a 5-6 people and the state would be Democrat majority.
Link Posted: 2/20/2020 8:52:59 PM EST
And that is why we in AZ are going full bore to NOT be the next Virginia. One of the Demonrat sponsors of the AWB tried to get her name OFF, but rules won't let her, so she went whining online it wasn't her fault, she didn't know, etc., and we are gong to replace her and every other damn lying Demonrat we can.
Well, we have to keep a few, so people will never forget.
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