Skip to comments.AZ: Governor Brewer Vetos Weapons Definition Reform
Posted on 04/28/2014 7:51:04 AM PDT by marktwain
I thought Governor Brewer would sign SB 1366. It seemed a non controversial reform that deconflicted two definitions of what is a firearm under Arizona law, making it clear that air guns are not firearms.
Here is the story from an AZCDL alert:
Dont be caught with an air rifle!Truly Bizarre. It is a sad way for Governor Brewer to leave office. She signed several bills that moved Arizona to first place in weapons law in the United States. Governor Brewer helped clean up numerous problems, including huge budget deficits left over from her predecessor, Janet Napolitano Napolitano took the office of head of homeland security in the Obama administration.
There are conflicting definitions of a firearm in Arizona statutes. One, ARS 13-105, uses the action of an expanding gas to define a firearm. This definition includes air-operated rifles and pistols. Meanwhile, ARS 13-3101 uses the action of an explosive to define a firearm.
What makes the conflicting definitions sinister is ARS 13-3107 which makes the unlawful discharge of a firearm within city limits a class 6 felony. As a result, a backyard plinking session with your child and their Daisy Air Rifle could result in your arrest since either firearms definition could be applied.
SB 1366 would have updated the firearms definition in ARS 13-3101 to a weapon that uses rapidly expanding gases created by a burning propellant or burning powder. Additionally, ARS 13-3107 (unlawful discharge) was changed to explicitly refer to the ARS 13-3101 firearm definition and not the air rifle definition.
When in doubt, obfuscate.
All very logical to any thinking person, but not to Governor Brewer. In her veto letter, she claims that criminals would now be able to take their weapons (air rifles?) into public buildings, court houses, jails and polling places. And, she claims, law enforcement officers would be prohibited from even temporarily taking these weapons away from someone. Finally, because the words readily convertible would be removed from ARS 13-3101, the Governor claims that all a bad guy would need to do is disassemble a firearm to legally carry it anywhere they wished. Her staffers must have missed (or chosen not to see) the readily converted language that was added to ARS 13-3102 (weapons misconduct) when doing their research.
Too bad government executives rely on a stupid staff. Makes for stupid executives.
Yep ARIZONA YOU, “People” certainly “know” how to Pick ‘em(MacPain, Kyl, Flake, and Brewer)...
Jan Screwer left our side when she vetoed that religious freedom bill back in February.
By that definition a deflating tire is a weapon
Seems Arizona is the Promised Land--where the politicians, in the words of country western singer Jim Nesbit,
Promise you this, promise you that,
When they get in, they leave you flat.
Arizona, Oregon, and Washington State was among the FIRST States to be CaliPornicated. Texas THIS is in YOUR future! Just LET the CaliPornicators STEW in the mess that THEY have CREATED!
No, the Arizonans didn’t elect these clowns because they were “Californicated.” Brewer, Flake and Kyl won them over by selling themselves as solid conservatives. When they got in, they went back on their campaign promises.
Well that is because politicians are liars.
All of them.
Our system, and any system, is going to eventually fail because of that human flaw.
People are not trustworthy, and they should not ever be entrusted with power over others, because people cannot be trusted.
It’s really as simple as that.
Well then chris, why did you not put up a solution to your simply stated problem? I can't wait for this reply!
You can’t wait?
That tells me you can’t figure it out yourself.
The solution is simple.
Man governs himself with the guidance of Jesus Christ.
That is the only way to know true freedom in this life.