A response from Arizona to the West Coast Wall of Gun Control.
Arizona’s preemptive strike against universal background checks headed for the governor’s desk Monday.
The state House approved Senate Bill 1122 — a measure outlawing any future background check mandates for the transfer of private property, including firearms — on vote of 32-23.
The one-page proposal, authored by Sierra Vista resident Jere Fredenburgh, specifically prohibits a city, town or county from requiring “as a condition of a private sale, gift, donation or other transfer of personal property, the owner of the personal property search or facilitate the search of any federal or state databases and shall not require that a third party be involved.”
Fredenburgh told lawmakers during a hearing last month universal background check laws in Washington and Oregon compelled her into action.
“The purpose is to protect all personal property,” she said. “I’m asking the legislature to champion personal property rights. I have to believe everyone in this room wants that choice to be able to dispose of their personal property as they see fit.”
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