Arizona: Governor Ducey Signs Pro-Gun Bill

by NRA-ILA  |  published on April 3, 2016

On Wednesday, March 30, Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed House Bill 2224 into law. HB 2224 prohibits the state and any political subdivision from levying a fee, tax, assessment or other financial encumbrance on the transfer of a firearm between two private parties who are not prohibited under state or federal law. HB 2224 passed the House of Representatives with a 35-23 vote and the Senate with a 19-10 vote. HB 2224 will go into effect 90 days after the Arizona Legislature adjourns.

The fight in Arizona isn’t over yet! Senate Bill 1266, House Bill 2338, House Bill 2446, and House Bill 2524 are all waiting to be scheduled for third and final read. Additionally, Senate Bill 1257 is still waiting to be considered by the House Rules Committee before proceeding in the legislative process. Please contact your state Representative and state Senator in support of these pro-gun bills!

SB 1266, sponsored by state Senator Steve Smith (R-11), would improve the state firearms preemption law to ensure consistency throughout the Grand Canyon State. This would be done by providing a mechanism to declare unlawful regulations null and void in addition to providing penalties for knowing and willful violations by localities. SB 1266 is a much-needed protection that will help law-abiding gun owners ensure they are in compliance with the law. SB 1266 is pending third and final read in the House of Representatives.

HB 2338 would prevent educational institutions from adopting policies that would prohibit individuals from lawfully possessing or carrying a firearm in their vehicle (means of transportation) on a public right-of-way. HB 2338 is pending third and final read in the Senate.

  • BillB

    The Constitution says all that is needed…”shall not be infringed”. There should be no laws other than the supreme one…see above!
    The only problem we have is courts who make laws instead of obeying established law…the Constitution!

  • Luke

    Any gun law is not in accordance with the 2nd Amendment, I won’t be thanking any politicians who thinks he is giving me my God given rights..

  • Rodney Steward

    This is the way it should be everywhere, and really by our Constitutional law it is! Keep up the good work Gov. Ducey!

  • Smitch

    Than you Governor Ducey!

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