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Gun owners are not just under attack in Virginia they are also being targeted in Arizona and Democrats are trying to pass a bill that will tell gun owners that possess an “assault rifle” they must submit or surrender.

The name of the bill in Arizona is SB 1625 which orders owners of assault rifles to turn in their “assault weapon” or make it inoperable, those who own an “assault weapon” will be grandfathered in but the firearm must be registered. The bill does not just target firearms but also manufacturers  of the firearm inside the state, except for any “assault weapons” manufactured for police or military use.

The Bill reads:

A PERSON, CORPORATION OR OTHER ENTITY MAY NOT MANUFACTURE, IMPORT, POSSESS, PURCHASE, SELL OR TRANSFER ANY ASSAULT WEAPON OR LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE.

A PERSON WHO WAS LEGALLY IN POSSESSION OF AN ASSAULT WEAPON OR LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION AND WHO DOES ANY OF THE FOLLOWING WITHIN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION IS NOT SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION:

1.  REMOVES THE ASSAULT WEAPON OR LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE FROM THIS STATE.

2.  RENDERS THE ASSAULT WEAPON PERMANENTLY INOPERABLE.

3.  SURRENDERS THE ASSAULT WEAPON OR LARGE CAPACITY MAGAZINE TO THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY FOR DESTRUCTION.

4.  IF ELIGIBLE, REGISTERS THE ASSAULT WEAPON AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION D OF THIS SECTION.

D.  TO REGISTER AN ASSAULT WEAPON THAT A PERSON LEGALLY POSSESSED BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE PERSON MUST COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

1.  SUBMIT TO A BACKGROUND CHECK CONDUCTED BY THE APPROPRIATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY TO CONFIRM THAT THE PERSON IS NOT A PROHIBITED PURCHASER UNDER 18

The bill also prohibits the use of the popular AR-15 model for hunting, according to the bill the “assault weapon” can only be used at a licensed approved gun range.

POSSESS THE ASSAULT WEAPON ONLY:

(a)  ON PROPERTY THAT THE PERSON OWNS OR IMMEDIATELY CONTROLS.

(b)  WHILE ON THE PREMISES OF A LICENSED GUNSMITH FOR THE PURPOSE OF LAWFUL REPAIR.

(c)  WHILE ENGAGED IN THE LEGAL USE OF THE ASSAULT WEAPON AT A DULY LICENSED FIRING RANGE.

(d)  WHILE TRAVELING TO OR FROM LOCATIONS LISTED IN THIS PARAGRAPH IF THE ASSAULT WEAPON IS STORED UNLOADED IN A LOCKED CONTAINER DURING TRANSPORT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, LOCKED CONTAINER DOES NOT INCLUDE THE UTILITY COMPARTMENT, GLOVE COMPARTMENT OR TRUNK OF A MOTOR VEHICLE.


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