Worst gun law ever?
That's what Alan Korwin terms it. Text of the AZ bill, which happily stands not a chance, is in extended remarks below, together with a note on the space cadet legislator who introduced it. Here's World Net Daily's take on it.
HB 2286 (Arizona) Domestic terrorism; classification
13-2320. Domestic terrorism; classification
A. An individual or group of individuals commits domestic terrorism if the individual
or group of individuals are not affiliated with a local, state or federal law enforcement
entity and associate with another individual or group of individuals as an organization,
group, corporation or company for the purpose of patrolling to detect alleged illegal
activity or to individually patrol for the purpose of detecting alleged illegal
activity and if the individual or group of individuals is armed with a firearm or
B. Any city, town or county that suffers injury arising out of a violation of this
section may maintain an action in superior court for the recovery of damages or
for an injunction, or both. The court may award the successful party reasonable
C. If the court sentences the defendant to a term of probation, the court shall
order that as an initial condition of probation the defendant be imprisoned in the
county jail for a period of not less than six months. This jail term of incarceration
shall not be deferred, deleted or otherwise suspended and shall commence on the
date of sentencing. This subsection does not apply to persons who are sentenced
to serve a period of incarceration in the state department of corrections.
D. A violation of this section is a class 5 felony.
Sponsored by; Kyrsten Sinema; Democrat District 15; Phone Number: (602) 926-5058;
Fax Number: (602) 417-3015; Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is from her campaign website in 2002:
"Firearms - I don't like guns. They kill people. Especially children...
No one can tell me that guns don't kill people. They do... So, that being said,
I support closing the gun show loophole, mandatory gun safety locks, crime gun tracing
practices, sentencing for negligence of weapons... limits on how many firearms a
person can own, and retaining ALL the limits on types of guns that are legal."
That same year, she wrote about one of her groups: "I'm not sure how familiar
you are with the Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice, but we are a peaceful justice
group opposed to the use of violence and weapons in all situations. You might know
that we believe in world disarmament."
Hardy note: Amazing how a person can proclaim themselves opposed to force and violence, yet be completely OK with the idea of forcefully throwing other people in prison for extended terms.