ARIZONA CCW LEGAL NOTICE March 8th, 2010 Gavel THIS WEEK THE ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE SESSION TO VOTE ON BANNING THE CCW PERMIT REQUIREMENT We need your Help Now ! After attending our AZ CCW Class you know how important it is for anyone who carries a firearm to know How to Safely Handle a Firearm and our Arizona Laws. Please cut and copy the text below and send this letter to our Legislators. RE: Vote NO on House Bill 2347 & Senate Bill 1108 Dear Representatives: I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment of the US Constitution. Nevertheless, I strongly OPPOSE House Bill 2347 & Senate Bill 1108 which would authorize Arizonans to carry a concealed weapon without the permit that is currently required by Arizona law. I have recently taken the 8-hour CCW course required by current law and I can tell you first-hand that it is invaluable and necessary for anyone who plans to carry a concealed weapon. I realized when I took the CCW course offered by Insight Firearms Training Development in Prescott Arizona that there was much that I did not know (or remember as the case may be) about the safe handling of firearms and, importantly, the law applicable to their use for purposes of personal protection in real life (and death) situations. Persons who carry concealed weapons who are not properly trained and educated will be hazardous to you, me and all of the residents of this state. The argument often offered in support of allowing a person to carry without proper training is that "criminals do not worry about CCW permits, so why should we require it of good, law-abiding citizens". That may be true, but the argument is disingenuous. Our laws apply to all people - good and bad. The fact that some choose to violate the laws of our society does not constitute good reason to modify them in a manner that will be injurious to the safety of our communities. Should we modify every law in our society because the criminals don't follow them? Should we base all laws of our society on the behavior of the criminals? The Second Amendment, as interpreted by the US Supreme Court, does not proscribe reasonable governmental restrictions on an individual's rights with respect to firearms. To restrict individuals from carrying a handgun in a concealed manner under any circumstance would be unreasonable. It is not unreasonable, however, to require that person to demonstrate that he has obtained the proper training and education in the use of that concealed weapon. With every right comes a corresponding duty an responsibility! We need to retain that requirement. Vote NO on House Bill 2347 & Senate Bill 1108 Voice Your Opinion! Please write your own letter or copy the letter above along with the following Legislators email address' and send ASAP!