On Monday Arizona defied the liberal agenda by passing legislation that would allow citizens to make private gun sales without the need for a background check. Hopefully other states will be taking notice of Arizona’s bravery and following suit.
Republican Sen. Gail Griffin introduced the proposal that keeps state and local governments out of the gun transactions of private citizens. According to The Associated Press, “Senate Bill 1122 would prevent areas from requiring a third party or the use of background checks in the ‘private sale, gift, donation or other transfer of personal property.'”
This bill was approved by the House 32-23 following the Senate’s approval in March and now moves on to Gov. Doug Ducey to be signed into law.
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The bill did raise some concerns among liberals, but not anything we haven’t heard before. Arizona has now shown that weak liberal arguments don’t hold water when it comes to protecting our Second Amendment rights.
Often liberals spout that guns will wind up in the wrong hands without the use of background checks and the federal government’s interference, but Rep. Anthony Kern addressed this concern during a debate in the House.
“If I want to sell … any of my personal property, including weapons, I should be able to do that,” Kern stated. “It is up to me as a responsible seller to make sure I know who the buyer is. It’s called America and it’s called the Second Amendment.”
This is great news for gun owners and amazing news for Arizona — now we have to work on the other states.
The government has no right to know and document every weapon in a person’s possession. That is not only invasion of privacy; it could affect personal safety.
Every other state in the union should follow suit for the good of its citizens.
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