Many Arizona cities and concerned citizens have been holding gun buyback events. The purpose for most people relinquishing their guns, has been to help reduce gun violence and wrongful deaths, especially after the 2011 massacre in a Tucson shopping mall, that killed six and injured 13, in attempt to assassinate U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Monday, GOP Arizona governor, Jan Brewer, signed a law making it illegal to destroy those guns turned over, and now the guns must be made available for resale by/for ‘licensed gun dealers. I see. And those gun dealers would be selling the guns to…who?
Doesn’t that defeat the purpose, Ms. Brewer? Wouldn’t that be going against the wishes of the people?
Furious Democrats in the Senate, argued the GOP is known for its opposition to ‘government gun control’ yet they want to use government control to promote their own pro-gun agendas. Blatant hypocrisy at its best.
Brewer and NRA said House Bill 2455 is good for the taxpayer. It saves them money. I see. What about the taxpayers who sold their guns specifically to promote gun safety?
And if that wasn’t enough, Brewer signed another anti-gun bill on Monday, barring counties from collecting or maintaining any identifying information about a person who owns or sells a firearm. In other words, she’s not only against background checks, she now wants existing background checks destroyed? Angry? Here’s something you can do:
The governor’s office said nearly 2,000 letters, emails and phone calls were received approving the bill, and only 25 opposed. That’s hard to believe. But just in case, here is the Governor’s office contact info. I think she might need to hear from more of us:The Honorable Janice K. Brewer
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(The author, Leslie Salzillo, is an activist, political commentator, diarist and visual artist. Salzillo often writes diaries in Daily Kos, and began contributing to AddictingInfo.org in March 2013. )