Another bill pertaining to gun regulation and the federal government was passed today in the Arizona senate. The Arizona state senate Public Safety committee passed a bill that would bar federal government law from superceding Arizona state law. This senate bill, 1112 entitled: Arizona Firearms ; Prohibited Enforcement http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/51leg/1r/summary/s.1112ps.pdf would use the justification that if a weapons were manufactured in Arizona and stayed in Arizona that the Commerce Clause in the U.S. Constitution http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/commerce_clause could not be used to enforce federal law over this proposed Arizona law when it came to Arizona firearms.
All four republicans on the committee voted in favor of the bill and of the three democrats on the committee, two voted against the measure and one did not vote. Voting for senate bill 1112 : Chester Crandall (chair)-republican district #6, Gail Griffin-republican district #14, Don Shooter-republican district #13, and Al Melvin-(vice chair)-republican district #1 . Voting against the bill : Ed Ablesar-democrat district #26, Lynne Pancrazi-democrat district #4. And not voting either for or against Barbara McGuire-democrat district #8.
Leonard Clark reporting