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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Arizona Gun Laws!

The employee protection/parking lot law requires employers to allow the lawful storage of firearm(s) in employees’ locked motor vehicles while they are at work. Employers are not allowed to ban the storage of firearms in vehicles unless they offer an alternate location to park immediately adjacent to the standard parking area.

Also effective today, concealed carry permit holders can carry a concealed firearm for self-defense while in an establishment that serves on site alcoholic beverages as long as they are not consuming alcohol. A restaurant or bar can ban possession by posting a sign next to the liquor license. It is important to note that posting the sign at the entrance of an establishment is not sufficient and one is legally protected to enter the premises and see if the sign is posted in the proper place next to the liquor license. If it is not, the establishment is not in compliance with the law and you may remain inside even if a sign is posted at the entrance. It is important for gun owners to politely let restaurant owners know you prefer to patronize those restaurants who do not post their premises.

A new law allows for a concealed carry permit holder to “display” their weapon to de-escalate what would otherwise be a violent altercation. It has been designed to stop problems in the past where the passive display of a firearm was considered brandishing and not a means of self defense. It will prevent law abiding citizens from violating the law when lethal force is not required to prevent a violent incident. It is important to note that this law does not allow for you to remove your handgun from its holster to intimidate another individual or gain leverage on a situation.

from an NRA-ILA Bulletin

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2 Comments:

  • At 2:31 PM, Anonymous diamond dave said…

    The only law I might have some issues with is that third item. I've always believed that concealed carry means you keep the gun out of view unless it's needed for a life or death situation. Displaying it otherwise to de-escalate a situation is a tricky judgement call that I don't think many common citizens are qualified to make. Not that I totally disagree with the spirit of the law, but I can see that third item rife with potential for abuse.

     
  • At 1:30 PM, OpenID 6p0120a5c8ee65970c said…

    Diamond Dave is a freedom fearing pansy.

    If he's frightened of potential misuse of "common citizenry" and their fire arms, what about the blatant abuses already taking place by what I guess he would call "uncommon citizenry"? Yeah, you know what! There shouldn't be private ownership of guns, only a specialized and trained class of people should be allowed to bare arms.

    Let's hope they actually protect us instead of prey upon us.

    There are quite a few people "in power" who happen to agree with Diamond Dave here, who take liberties in interpreting the second amendment. The UN has for years now been trying to strong arm the US into a national ban on private gun ownership. With a president like Obama in office, I wouldn't be surprised if he signed the "treaty."

    I'm not the only one where this scenario comes to mind, there's even a new game online based on a plot that Obama's dissolved the US Constitution and signed a U.N. treaty to confiscate all privately owned guns in the US. It's a fun satire worth checking out. 2011: Obama's Coup Fails, http://www.usofearth.com/2011-obamas-coup-fails.php

    As for Arizona, way to go! The 2nd amendment wasn't written to be revoked because some postal worker snapped or some bureaucrat thinks we aren't capable of defending ourselves or our neighbor.

     

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