Interesting legislative move in AZ
Earlier this year the Arizona legislature passed a bill that would rule out firearm confiscation in the wake of a natural disaster. The governor vetoed it on the ground that it'd never happened here, and was unlikely to. (The governor has signed some very pro-gun bills, but has a track record of vetoing things that would limit the governor's authority).
According to this report, a state Senate committee has reported out a proposal to make it a referendum, to be voted upon in the next election.
Pretty clever. (1) As I recall, under the state Constitution a measure passed by referendum can only be repealed by referendum -- you might say it's one step short of a constitutional provision, since the Legislature has no power to repeal it. (2) A referendum energizes voters who might otherwise sit out the election, and I'd wager that 99% of persons motivated by this vote would be pro-gun (and, more to the legislators' interest, convervative and Republican. Not that I'm cynical or anything...)