VOL. 19  ISSUE NO. 9   |   FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 5, 2013

FEBRUARY 27, 2013

The Executive Committee of the Constitution Party of Arizona has voted to endorse three gun related bills in the Arizona House of Representatives

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House Bill 2455, introduced by state Representative Brenda Barton (R-6), would require any firearms forfeited or confiscated by a law enforcement agency to be sold to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) holder in exchange for money, new equipment or ammunition.

House Bill 2654, introduced by Representative Darin Mitchell (R-13), would help maintain Arizona’s rich hunting heritage by allowing non-residents who are full-time students at a state or private post-secondary educational institution to purchase hunting licenses at the resident rate. As the number of hunters has been in steady decline nationwide, there has been no better time to recruit new hunters to share in the Grand Canyon State’s outstanding hunting traditions.

House Bill 2655, introduced by Representative David Stevens (R-14), would prohibit the use of taxpayer money from funding public relations campaigns against legal products. This will ensure that public funds are reserved for legitimate state needs – not to pursue a political agenda. Under this bill, taxpayer funds would no longer be used to finance expensive legislative efforts that demonize perfectly legal products – from everyday consumer goods to firearms and ammunition. HB 2655 would prohibit this practice in Arizona and make sure that public money is not used to put law-abiding gun owners in the crosshairs of an agency with a political agenda.

CPAZ has urged all Arizonans who support the Second Amendment to refuse to register or turn-in any of their firearms regardless of pressure from any governmental entity to do so.

Constitution Party of Arizona , P.O. Box 10383, Tempe, AZ 85284, Tel 602-442-6806, www.azconstitutionparty.com

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