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: email@example.com
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.
So if I decide to ride around the boundries of my property to see if anyone is tresspassing or otherwise engaging in criminal activity on my property, and am armed at the time, then I'm guilty of the felony of "domestic terrorism", which would preclude my ever legally possing any firearm for the rest of my life. Of course, if I don't bother to check, and someone is using part of my property to transport heroin or cook up some crank, my property could be forfit under our drug laws. Maybe Ms Sinema would be willing to go out completely unarmed and check for me.
Posted by: Ken at January 26, 2007 03:37 PM
I'm a little curious; who voted to put this idiot in a public office? Talk about being reality-impaired...
Posted by: BobG at January 26, 2007 05:02 PM
So, this is obviously aimed at private security firms employed by state legilators or other elected officials, as well as home owner associations that employ private guards for things like gated communities, BUT NOT FOR people who individually carry guns for the express purpose of committing crimes.
I like it.
Some questions for Kyrsten Sinema:
1. If you call a security guard company to ask about rates for protection in your private life are you also guilty of conspiring and therefore racketeering?
2. If after receiving death threats, someone like for example, the Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice posts an armed guard, will both the guards AND all the members of the Arizona Alliance for Peaceful Justice be arrested, or just the Board members?
3. If someone were to ask you if you still lived at the same place, would that make you nervous?
Posted by: Jim D. at January 26, 2007 05:05 PM
As sick an individual as it gets. Sent her an email with a few WND quotes, and told her she was a lot scarier than the Minutemen.
Posted by: HKL at January 26, 2007 10:08 PM
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Posted by: drug soma at January 28, 2007 11:35 PM
This bill isn't aimed at private security firms. It is aimed at the Minute Men and other volunteer groups who patrol the border. She is appealing to the illegal alien vote.
Actually, I suppose I shouldn't use that term. I have recently been made aware that "illegal alien" is now considered to be an ethnic slur. How insensitive of me.
Posted by: Jeff at January 29, 2007 05:23 PM