Governor Brewer signed into law a measure that prohibits public safety agencies or municipalities from destroying firearms seized as evidence of crimes or purchased as a gun buy back program. The measure was pushed as a taxpayer protection law (make some money off of selling confiscated firearms), but seems to have been motivated by personal antipathy from a Tucson area state legislator towards the Tucson City Council's sponsorship of a gun buyback program aimed at taking weapons off the streets.

This law was opposed by every major law enforcement agency in the state and crime victim advocacy groups. That ultimately didn't matter at all.

Guns now officially have more rights than humans in Arizona.

What do you think that says about our priorities?


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