Gun control advocates urge Ducey to veto gun sanctuary bill

Gun control advocates urge Ducey to veto gun sanctuary bill

Potential buyers try out guns which are displayed on an exhibitor’s table during the Nation’s Gun Show on Nov. 18, 2016 at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Photo by Alex Wong | Getty Images Volunteers delivered nearly 2,500 signatures in the past week to Gov. Doug Ducey, urging him to veto a bill that would make Arizona a “Second Amendment sanctuary” and bar law enforcement agencies in the Grand Canyon State from enforcing federal gun control measures. “We want him to know that his constituents don’t agree with this,” Sophia Carrillo, a volunteer with gun safety group Moms Demand Action said to Arizona Mirror . Moms Demand Action collected 2,485 signatures which they delivered to Ducey’s office Monday morning in the hopes that it will persuade the governor to veto House Bill 2111 . The bill, sponsored by Rep. Leo Biasiucci, R-Lake Havasu, would make it illegal for local governments, the state and employees to enforce or cooperate with any federal law, act, treaty, rule or regulation that is “inconsistent with any law of this state regarding the regulation of firearms.” The bill has passed along party lines in the House or Representatives and Senate, and is waiting for Ducey’s signature or veto. Since President Joe Biden has been elected, gun sales have skyrocketed over fears of forthcoming gun control legislation, a trend that has been happening in Arizona as well as nationally. “I’m always hopeful,” Moms Demand Action volunteer Marie Thearle said about Ducey possibly vetoing the […]

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