On Friday, May 19, Governor Janet Napolitano (D) signed House Bill 2649 into law. HB 2649, sponsored by Representative Rick Murphy (R-9), prohibits local governments from enacting new laws or rules pertaining to the storage of firearms. This measure is an expansion of the state's limitations on local laws focused on the possession, transportation, sale, and use of firearms. A special thank you to all NRA members for your calls and emails in support of HB 2649 during the legislative session! Also, House Bill 2076, legislation requiring city, county, and state buildings to store firearms for citizens when they prohibit firearms possession, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 41-14 and is now moving to the desk of Governor Janet Napolitano (D). In 2000, the Legislature passed a law requiring public buildings store a citizen's firearm if it prohibits possession within the facility. However, a number of government entities have thumbed their noses at this statutory requirement and arrogantly refused to comply with it. HB 2076 clearly states that firearm possession cannot be prohibited in public buildings unless temporary and secure firearm storage is provided and readily accessible upon entry to the building. The storage accommodations are to allow for "immediate retrieval" upon exiting the public establishment or event. It is time for government entities to comply with the same laws they expect citizens to comply with day in and day out. Citizens deserve to be able to protect themselves to and from their vehicles outside of government buildings. Please contact Governor Napolitano today toll-free at 1-800-253-0883, by fax at (602) 542-1381, or email at http://azgovernor.gov/Contact.asp and request that she support HB 2076.
Assembly Bill 2714 did not come up for a vote this week, but could be voted on any day. Please keep calling your Assemblyman or Assemblywoman and respectfully request a "NO" vote on AB 2714. This bill states that no ammunition or reloaded ammunition may be delivered pursuant to a retail transaction unless the purchaser personally presents clear evidence of his or her identity and age to the seller of the ammunition. For more info on AB2714 go to: http://nramemberscouncils.com/legs.shtml?summary=ab2714. Don't forget the 2006 Primary elections are being held Tuesday, June 6, and absentee voting ballot requests have already started! For information about voting in California, please use the following link http://voterguide.ss.ca.gov/. NRA members are encouraged to head to the polls and vote for those candidates who support our Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Please be sure to encourage your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to do the same. For NRA-PVF candidate information and endorsements, NRA members are encouraged to call the NRA-ILA Grassroots Division at (800) 392-VOTE (8683), or visit www.NRAPVF.org. If you go to the NRA-PVF site, you will have to provide your NRA member ID number to access the site. Your NRA member ID number can be found on the front of your NRA magazine or on your NRA membership card. Your ID number on the magazine's mailing label is the 10-digit number that follows the code: #07901. Examples of how to find your ID number can also be found at www.NRAPVF.org on the log-in page accessed by choosing your state. Be sure to "Vote Freedom First!" on Tuesday, June 6!
Arizona's Janet Little Napolean is the gal who recently offered that if we built a 50 foot fence along the border, all that'd do is create a need for 55 foot ladders. This is Loon-Speak at it's grandest; meaningless drivel used for sound bites and little else. She's a gun grabber who somehow fooled the stalwart citizens of Arizona into voting for her, and at the end of the day all that can really be said is at least it's not as bad as whats happening inTexas.
Kalifornia is what the Little Napolean's of Arizona wanna be when they grow up, and the hassles they ALREADY place upon the purchase of firearms and firearm related products are ridiculous enough.
Talking the talk is all well and good if it gets the word out, but it's past time for all of us to pitch in and continue to erode the liberal gains made from having Blowjob Willy in office for 8 years. He sold a lot of clunker used cars to the unwary, and whats past is past but we want our Constitution back. For everyone and not just the criminals and Mexicans.