An interesting memo to Arizona judges and court staff
The Administrative arm of the Arizona Supreme Court sent the following email to all judges and court personnel in the State, linking to an anti-firearms group's FAQ page for information!
The content of the email is mostly unexceptional (except that the author doesn't understand that the Brady Act, the expired assault weapons ban, and the misdemeanor DV ban are three different laws passed on different dates). But to get info on the expiration of the AW ban, it gives the reader a link to the Legal Community Against Gun Violence's page on how to undertake state and local lobbying to extend the AW ban!
From: Messenger, Suzanne
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 11:46 AM
To: Judges - All; Superior Court Clerks; Superior Court Administrators; Limited Jurisdiction Court Administrator's Association; DV Forms Workgroup Membership List; CIDVC - Legislative Workgroup Members; DPS Network Operations
Cc: Court Services; Field Trainers; Support, AOC
Subject: Memorandum: Brady Matter
FROM: Janet Scheiderer, Director, Court Services Division
DATE: April 28, 2005
SUBJECT: Brady Matter
This memo is intended to address questions we recently received regarding the Brady Bill (18 U.S.C. § 922) and clarify any confusion that might exist regarding the federal provisions of Brady that have sunset. Only the Federal Assault Weapons Ban has expired; the Brady indicators and protection orders ARE still in effect.
On September 13, 1994, Congress adopted the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. That Act amended the Gun Control Act of 1968, making it "unlawful for a person to manufacture, transfer or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon." The assault weapon ban expired on September 13, 2004. All other provisions of Brady are still in effect.
Information provided on the following link provides further clarification on this matter: Banning Assault Weapons - A Legal Primer for State and Local Action,
Administrative Assistant III
Arizona Supreme Court
Administrative Office of the Courts
Court Services Division
1501 West Washington, Suite 410
Phoenix, AZ 85007