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Hats off to the State of Arizona!

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Arizona to allow concealed weapons without permit - Yahoo! News
PHOENIX – Favoring the constitutional right to bear arms over others' concerns about gun safety, Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill making Arizona the third state allowing people to carry a concealed weapon without requiring a permit.

The measure takes effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends, which likely puts the effective date in July or August.

"I believe this legislation not only protects the Second Amendment rights of Arizona citizens, but restores those rights as well," Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement.

Alaska and Vermont now do not require permits to carry concealed weapons.

By eliminating the permit requirement, the Arizona legislation will allow people 21 or older to forego background checks and classes that are now required.

Supporters say the bill promotes constitutional rights and allows people to protect themselves from criminals, while critics worry it will lead to more shootings as people with less training have fewer restrictions on carrying weapons.
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Yeah guess who was trying to stop this ??? The NRA, pissed me off not going to renew my membership ever ! I'm happy it passed tho
I thought montana was working on it too but I dont live there so I'm not sure
Yeah guess who was trying to stop this ??? The NRA, pissed me off not going to renew my membership ever ! I'm happy it passed tho
Really? Do you know what was their reason ?
notice the pic in the article isn't even of a pistol or revolver. it's those evil black rifles. f ing media.
There is one reason and one reason only why this got done --
The Arizona Citizens Defense League.
That small handful of guys running this group, the two full-time volunteer lobbyists Dave Kopp and John Wentling, and the thousands of members who supported the effort with their tiny membership dues are exactly and precisely why our rights have expanded.
It was a deliberate, conscientious, focused and tireless effort from what must be a candidate for the best pro-rights organization in the nation. Get your friends to join, send a donation or buy a t-shirt or hat, attend the meetings, and in your little way, make a difference and preserve our rights. AZCDL Home

One other tidbit -- the NRA was rightfully nervous about this whole Freedom To Carry, permitless, no training, no red tape expansion of our rights. They dragged their feet at first, that's putting it mildly, and I can't say I blame them. An awful lot was on the line.
They wanted to be prudent. Limit exposure and risk. They have all their trainers to think about and that revenue stream. The chance of falling flat on your face in total embarrassment is a serious concern. The ease with which the antis might cast us as dangerous gun-toting (their media's favorite slur) nuts is a real issue.
I personally debated hard with some of the top brass, and to their credit, they finally agreed not to fight the effort in Arizona, and eventually saw the light and got on board. Some gun owners like to pick on the NRA, but the NRA is going to be at the forefront of this battle. The Constitutional Carry issue does make sense, for them and for us. It will be a winner in some states, maybe yours, and does advance everything for which NRA members stand.
Yes, some of those members, steeped in darkness, or hooked on the government-permit feed trough, believe that red-tapeless carry is a bad idea. They crave government supervision. They want that permission slip in their wallet. They'll learn, and come around. And continue to get fine training from NRA certified and other trainers because it's the right thing to do, not because the government commands it.
I got this in a email from Alan Korwin he is a real stand up guy met him at a few gun show in Phoenix his books are great too I got a few of them good refrence stuff

by Alan Korwin, Publisher
Bloomfield Press / Bloomfield Press
Good to hear that the NRA came around, but it still don't make me want to go back to them.
I'm just happy my lazy ass wife can carry now, way to lazy to take the class before, she always said "why do I need to carry when your always with me and you have your gun"
good point honey, but now she can have her .357 with her when I not around. Plus now she will be shooting a lot more with me which is cool
This wont affect me at all, since I have a UT carry permit, so I allways carry in AZ anyway, but I'm incredibly excited about another state waking up to the fact that we dont need permits to exersize constitutional rights.
I thought montana was working on it too but I dont live there so I'm not sure
A similar bill went before the state legislature here about 3 years ago and failed to to pass due to fear mongering on the part of all the liberal representatives from Missoula and Bozeman along w/ noisy liberal Democratic public outcry...One of the problems we have had here is that we have been invaded by rich liberals who have moved here from such places as MA, MN, CA, NY, etc.; looking for a "quality lifestyle".

Unfortunately, after screwing up their home states, they wanted MT to be just like where they came from...There were claims that convicted felons would now carry concealed, etc., and a lot of hype and bullshit and fear.

Liberal idiots (and also mainstreamers w/ no brain who believe media hype unquestionably) seem to fail to grasp the concept that for felons to carry either way is illegal and that such a law would in no way allow felons or motivate them to break the law and carry any more than they are already (as either way, they are breaking the law and couldn't care less, being crooks.)

The good thing is, however that the recession has driven many of the emigrant yuppies away from here and back home as the majority of them were (you guessed it) involved in real estate, development and the banking/ mortgage industry. Thanks to the recession, a good deal of these 'Johnny come latelys' have gone back home as they can no longer make a buck here in their attempts at turning MT into their version of a Wild West Disneyland for rich liberal bastards; who now can no longer afford to live here.

The political climate has been changing rapidly in the last year or two as a result of this and other issues (some political, some not), and I believe that if such a bill were to be introduced to the legislature in 2011, it would pass. Then, the only remaining issue would be to get our dickhead Democratic Governor Schweitzer to sign the damn thing (highly unlikely).

But it does look pretty certain now that he will be flushed, along w/ Barack O'bummer, Sen. Maximus Baucus and his lordship Sen. John (as in toilet) Testor in 2012.

There is always hope in a state that overwhelmingly voted to elect Reagan and both Bushes every time they ran, and tends to hate most politicians in general.
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From what I've heard timing was everything pro-gun house + pro-gun Gov. means a lot of very pro-gun laws in AZ I would list them but it would take forever.

Oh and we have had a ton of those jackass Liberals move here form CA and start bitch about how the state is acting like some wild west movie with al the new gun laws. well sucks to be them AZ ROCKS it is so Gun friendly right now I just hope we can be a example for the rest of the free states out there.
I just hope we can be a example for the rest of the free states out there.
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