The following bills are no brainers in my humble opinion. I find all Gun Control Laws unconstitutional so any bill giving our rights back are good to me. Actually, isn't it ridiculous that we have to pass bills to counter act illegal bills?
House Bill 2474 , sponsored by State Representatives John Kavanagh (R-8) and Frank Antenori (R-30), would permit law-abiding citizens to keep a firearm locked in their privately owned vehicle when parked on their employer’s publicly accessible parking lot. HB2474 passed by an overwhelming vote in the House, 41-10-9. Please contact your State Senators TODAY and respectfully urge them to support and vote yes on HB2474 before session comes to an end, which would kill the bill.
Warthog: This bill needs to be passed so I can stop breaking the law. I have no idea how it is lawful for someone to say that keeping my gun in my car is against the law anywhere. Do you even know if your company has a policy against it?
Senate Bill 1243, sponsored by State Senator Russell Pearce (R-18), would clarify the statutory definition of defensive display of a firearm. SB1243 is awaiting a Senate committee assignment. This clarification of defensive display of a firearm is a valuable addition to your right to self-defense.
Warthog: Imagine this scenario. You are filling your car up with gas when three young punks (you know their punks cuz they are dressed like punks) start walking up to you from three different directions. You slide your jacket back to give you free access to you firearm, while also letting the punks get a good view of what is in store for them, and they suddenly get a brain and decide to go mess with someone else. Well, you were spotted doing this by someone at the gas station who decides to call the cops. Instead of saying, "I just saw three punks surround a man and he showed his weapon and they fled!!!" the person says, "A man just displayed a weapon to three young men, scaring them and me. He just took off in a Red Starlet with license plate 6SNAFU2, he was heading East." You suddenly get pulled over at gun point and arrested. The charge?
Arizona Statute 13-1203.A.2 states that: A person commits assault by intentionally placing another person in reasonable apprehension of imminent physical injury. Arizona Statute 13-1204.A.2 states that: A person commits aggravated assault if the person commits assault as defined in section 13-1203 if the person uses a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
You did all of the above to those poor misunderstood kids who just wanted to give you a hand by making your wallet lighter, or give you exercise by forcing you to walk home after they stole your car, or making your wife rich when she cashes in your insurance policy after you die.
REMEMBER, THE FIRST PERSON WHO CALLS THE COPS IS THE VICTIM!!!
Senate Bill 1113, introduced by State Senator Jack Harper (R-4), would give customers the right to take concealed handguns into restaurants that serve alcohol. State Senator Jack Harper (R-4), the restaurant industry, and NRA have worked to craft new language that will be used in place of the currently proposed posting requirements. Over 30 states currently have restaurant carry provisions. In 2005, the Arizona legislature passed a restaurant carry provision, which was vetoed by previous Governor Janet Napolitano. SB1113 has been through First Reading and is now awaiting a committee assignment in the Senate.
Warthog: This one can get tricky. I do not agree that anyone should have a gun on them when they are drinking, at all, ever. BUT, if I want to go to Applebees and have dinner with ice tea, in the restaurant, then I should be able to carry. My gun is a long way out in the parking lot if someone wants to reenact the Texas Lubby's shootings. This bill would cover restaurants that serve more food then liqueur. Right now, if the restaurant sells individual beers in a bottle with a selection of three types, you can not carry. You know the places that have a fridge that you can grab a bottle of beer and a sandwich. If you don't well never mind. lol
Note: The story about aggravated assault was told to me during a CCW class. I tried researching it and could not find anything. True story or not, this scenario could easily happen.