Thanks to all your phone calls and emails the Arizona legislature passed two very important bills, Senate Bill 1168, "The Parking Lot Bill," and Senate Bill 1243, "The Defensive Display Bill.” Both bills passed final votes and are on the way to Governor Jan Brewer's (R) for her consideration, but the session is not over yet. Senate Bill 1113, "The Restaurant Carry Bill," MUST pass today or it could be lost in the rush to end of the 2009 legislative session.
Senate Bill 1113, introduced by State Senator Jack Harper (R-4), would allow concealed carry permit holders to take concealed handguns into restaurants that serve alcohol, provided they are not consuming.
It is critical that you call your State Legislators and respectfully urge them to make sure SB1113 is voted on in the House and the Senate TODAY! Click the following links to contact your Representative and Senator. To help identify your legislators please click here.
Also, please call and email Governor Jan Brewer and politely ask her to sign SB1168 and SB1243 as soon as they reach her desk. Governor Brewer has always been a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and was a featured speaker at the 2009 NRA Annual Meeting in Phoenix this past May, but she still needs to hear from you to encourage her to sign these important measures. Click here to contact Governor Brewer.