A gun-control bill has been proposed in Arizona, but gun owners in the state have been unable to buy firearms due to the state’s “anti-gun” laws.
In a news release on Tuesday, the Arizona State Rifle Association announced the introduction of legislation that would require firearms purchasers to prove they are not “engaged in criminal activity” in order to obtain their gun.
In the past, the law has had a negative impact on gun sales, as individuals who already had guns legally had to show that they were not criminals or violent criminals.
But gun advocates say this time around, the new law will likely be able to pass.
In an attempt to stop the measure, state Representative Dan McLaughlin (R-Elko) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would ban all gun sales to anyone who does not “have a valid identification card issued by the State of Arizona, or a driver’s license or identification card that is issued by another state.”
Under the bill, firearms purchased through the state will be subject to a 10-day waiting period before being returned to the original purchaser, and the gun will not be returned to someone who has failed to register with the state.
If the bill becomes law, gun owners will be able purchase up to five firearms a day in the Tucson area.