Tuesday, March 20, 2018

For My Friends In Arizona

What is it with Republican governors in retirement havens? First there was Rick Scott (R-FL) going all squishy in Florida. Now it seems Doug Docey (R-AZ) is going squishy as well.

Arizona Citizens Defense League has the details in this alert:

Action Alert
Today, Governor Ducey revealed his "Safer Arizona Schools" gun control plan.  We posted a copy on our website.  Caution!  You may want to wrap your head with duct tape to prevent it from exploding when you read it.  It looks like a propaganda piece from one of Bloomberg's Astroturf groups.  Odds are they had a big hand in writing it.

The good news is that many in the Legislature aren't all that excited about what they see in the Governor's plan either.  The dream of suspending all the rules and ramming this through without anyone noticing has evaporated.  We're now hearing that the Governor's proposal may be broken into a few smaller bills with the hope that at least one will get to his desk.  That tells us we have a shot at ending this altogether.

The even better news is that your emails are having an effect.  After receiving over 11,000 of your emails they know we're watching and we have their attention.  We can't let up.  Your legislators need to hear from you that there is NO acceptable "gun control."

If you have already sent an email to your legislators, please do it again.  If you have not yet sent an email, what are you waiting for?  If you are willing to fight for your rights, we've done most of the work for you by preparing the email to send to your legislators.  All you need to do is click on the link above, follow instructions and click your mouse button a couple more times.

Your legislators need to hear from you, letting them know that you are still paying attention and expecting them to support your rights.  Send your email today!

Along with that alert is another one asking supporters in Arizona to send both letters and RTS (request to speak) notices to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of two pro-2A bills being pushed by AzCDL. These bills will die if they don't pass out of committee this week.

On Thursday, March 22, the Senate Judiciary Committee will debate AzCDL-requested bills HB 2211 and HB 2212.  If these bills don't pass out of committee this week, they are dead for the session.  The deadline for House bills to be heard in Senate committees (and vice versa) is Friday, March 23.

HB 2211 would add a personal exemption for firearms to the state's bankruptcy statutes.  Currently there is no specific bankruptcy exemption for personal firearms.

HB 2212 would eliminate the restriction that only Arizona peace officers cannot be prohibited from carrying firearms in Arizona.  The proposed law would extend "shall not be prohibited" to any law enforcement officer employed by any jurisdiction (federal, tribal, state, local, etc.) in the U.S.

Since this is the last chance for these bills to get a committee hearing, we going for a double whammy - RTS and a letter to the committee.

If you have a valid and active RTS account, please log in here https://apps.azleg.gov/ and keep your browser open.  Then, click on the links below to register your support for each bill.

For HB 2211 go here: https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak/New/102305 .

For HB 2212 go here: https://apps.azleg.gov/RequestToSpeak/New/102316 .

If you do not have an RTS account, or even if you do, please click on the links below to send your emails to all the committee members telling them to support these bills during the committee hearing.

For HB 2211 go here to send your email to the committee:
http://cqrcengage.com/azcdl/app/take-action?engagementId=453514 .

For HB 2212 go here to send your email to the committee:
http://cqrcengage.com/azcdl/app/take-action?engagementId=453653 .
Thanks for taking the time to make a difference! 

No comments:

Post a Comment