Representative Finchem Applauds AZ Supreme Court Decision Overruling Tucson Gun Law

Mark Finchem

Mark Finchem

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Representative Mark Finchem (R-11) today expressed appreciation for the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision that Tucson’s controversial practice of destroying seized firearms is a violation of state law.

Between 2013 and 2016 the Tucson Police Department destroyed 4,820 guns, some of which were turned in by residents and others seized from crime investigations.

“It is a good thing that the City of Tucson will finally be held accountable for their blatant disregard of state law,” said Representative Finchem.  “Each citizen is expected to live by the law – for city officials to think they are exempt from state law is absurd.”

In 2013, Governor Brewer signed into law HB 2455, a bill that prohibits a city or town from destroying a firearm and requires them to sell any unclaimed firearms in their possession. Subsequently in 2016, Governor Ducey signed into law SB 1487, a bill that directs the Attorney General (AG), upon request of a member of the Legislature, to investigate any alleged violations of the Arizona Constitution or state law by a governing body of a county or municipality.

“The objective was never to punish, but to ensure observance of state law,” said Representative Finchem. “When public property is destroyed, taxpayers are ultimately hurt by the lost revenue.  Today is a victory for taxpayers and the rule of law.”

A Seminar on Arizona’s Gun Laws and Recent Policy Changes with Alan Korwin, TONIGHT!

 

INVITES YOU TO ATTEND

Gun Laws and Gun Policy: An Update

 PRESENTED BY ALAN KORWIN

Date: TONIGHT!  September 20, 2011
Time: 6:30-8:30 PM
Location: The Franciscan Renewal Center – St. Barbara Room
Address: 5802 E. Lincoln Dr., Scottsdale, AZ

Refreshments served

Cost: $10 per person

Payment can be made on our website , you will need to scroll down to the second posted seminar to see this event. http://arizonamainstreamproject.org/#q=Seminars 

 Payment can also be made at the door!

Arizona’s gun laws have changed dramatically in the last few legislative sessions. Do you know what happened to our self-defense laws? What’s it like to carry a firearm with no permit and no training required? And what about the politics — is Obama really going to outlaw guns, confiscate your property, tax ammunition to death, get the U.N. to dictate our laws? You’ve never owned or even fired a gun? How dangerous is that — being that defenseless?

 Come join one of the nation’s leading experts on gun laws and gun policy, our own local resource, Alan Korwin, author of nine books on the subject and a frequent guest on radio and TV nationwide. He’ll answer  your questions, engage you with the facts, and crack you up with his quick wit. In a dire emergency, what’s the best gun? The one you have. Don’t miss this exciting evening. Bring 10 rounds of ammo for VIP seating.

Alan Korwin, author of five books and co-author of eight others, is a full-time freelance writer, consultant and entrepreneur with a twenty-five-year track record. He is a founder and two-term past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association, which has presented him with its Visionary Leadership award, named in his honor, the Korwin Award. He has received national awards for his publicity work as a member of the Society for Technical Communication, and is a past board member of the Arizona chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He is active with the speaker’s bureau for the non-profit, Wash., D.C.-based news-media watchdog, Accuracy In Media.

Alan Korwin turned his first book, The Arizona Gun Owner’s Guide, into a self-published best-seller, now in its 24th edition. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, which has grown into the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. It is built around nine books he has completed on the subject, including the unabridged federal guide Gun Laws of America, and a rapidly growing line of related books and DVDs.