Arizona Anti Gun Bill SB 1625 Submitted

Not even Arizona, a long time stronghold for the Second Amendment and gun owners, is immune to the idiocy of the anti-gun movement. Historically, Arizona has celebrated being one of the most gun-friendly states in the country. If a certain group of anti-gun politicians from within the state get their way it won't be for long.

SB 1625 was introduced on 2-6-2020 and if passed, will effectively change Arizona gun laws. This is really bad stuff.

There is a lot of text to this bill, that you can read in its entirety, here. But, to summarize, here are some of the bigger points:

  • “Assault Weapons” banned (unless registered)
  • “Large Capacity Magazines” banned
  • Firearm Registration (annually renewed)
  • Storage Laws
  • “Assault Weapons” may not be purchased or sold
  • A LOT more

Also according to this bill, an “assault weapon” has a very wide definition that will end up in a sweeping ban on most types and brands of firearms. It can be described as:

  • A semi-auto rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.
  • A semi-auto pistol or any semi-auto rifle with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammo.
  • A semi-auto pistol that can have a detachable magazine and has any of the following–
    • A folding, telescoping, or thumbhole stock
    • A shroud that attaches to the barrel or encircles the barrel that allows the user to not burn themselves
    • The capacity to accept a detachable mag at any location outside of the pistol grip
  • A semi-auto shotgun that has at least one of the following–
    • A pistol grip or thumbhole stock
    • Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip
    • A folding or telescoping stock
    • A fixed magazine that can hold more than 5 rounds
    • The ability to accept a detachable magazine
    • A revolving cylinder
  • A conversion kit, part, or combination of parts from which an “assault weapon” can be assembled if those parts are in the possession of the same person.

It goes on to state that anyone who is found to be in violation of these proposed violations (thankfully they're not laws and hopefully never will be) will be charged with either a misdemeanor for first offense, and up to a class 5 felony for subsequent violations.

So, as you can see, this would be a sweeping bill if allowed to pass. It's strongly encouraged that if you live in Arizona, that you contact your state representatives and inform them on how you feel about this baloney. If you want to remain one of the best states for gun laws, stop this crap in its tracks.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Bryan on February 10, 2020 at 11:27 am

    “thankfully they’re not laws and hopefully never will be” – what are they if not laws?

    • Joshua Gillem on February 10, 2020 at 11:31 am


      • carmen on February 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm

        Enough of this crap stop it now !

      • Dave St Amour on February 11, 2020 at 2:26 pm

        Do you know that Michael Bloomberg
        Financed this proposal with millions of dollars and hand picked the demorats
        Who wrote the bill. It was read twice.
        Read the fine print of the proposal. It will destroy Arizona laws and destroy the second amendment here.

    • Joshua Gillem on February 10, 2020 at 11:31 am

      They’re proposed laws by certain AZ lawmakers.

      • Goliath on February 13, 2020 at 12:21 pm

        This is exactly what has taken place in California. The Democrats are crazy and want compete control with their world governing views

    • craig c stewart on February 12, 2020 at 8:02 am

      They are bills. You didn’t pass civics did you?

    • A.W. Nicholas on February 14, 2020 at 8:18 am

      Joshua Gillem a true Arizona Patriot thanks for addressing your article on SB1625, in these trying times of lies,deceit,cover-up,and “fake-news,, you bring truth to the forefront and I hope and pray for your continued direction,on your feelings towards all of our God given rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights.Joshua we the Patriots of Arizona want to thank you for getting the word out.Without you and the information you provide most of the general public would be in the dark.We patriots all know to well our way of life ,liberty,and the persuit of happiness is under attack,by a tyrannical socialist agenda.And there dismantling it piece by peice,our forefathers would be calling for a revolution a civil-war,I hope and pray it will not come to this.But our freedom is at stake,the freedom you and I have fought for both foreign and domestic.please keep up you good work,and keep on keeping us(Patriots)informed .”fear the govt,that fears the people”give me(LIBERTY)or GIVE, Me( DEATH!) The first American revolution Boston,Tea – party 1776

    • Lonestar on February 19, 2020 at 12:19 pm

      Look up ‘schoolhouse rock i’m just a bill’ on youtube. I am not being funny with directing you to an old childrens show as I still remember this from when I was a kid. It is quite informative. Schoolhouse Rock was a good show.

  2. jim on February 10, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Trump promised us full 2nd amend protection !!!!!!!!!!!!

    • John on February 14, 2020 at 5:23 am

      The only thing Trump protects is his income.

      • Alan on April 3, 2020 at 6:51 pm

        jealous or just a snowflake?

  3. michael on February 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    These people need to be voted out as to not defy the 2nd amendment.

    • Nev on February 11, 2020 at 6:29 pm

      Yes they do need to be voted out or a purge might come of it.

  4. Greg Dane on February 10, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    And so it starts – the same liberal anti-American communist socialist progressives from CA are here folks – and they have brought their agenda with them. If we (Arizonans) allow this to happen, then AZ will go the way of CA. We’ll have illegal immigrants running wild, sanctuary cities, gangs, drugs and anarchy. This IS NOT what AZ is about. Time to kick these libturds out of our state and especially out of our government before they destroy AZ like they did CA.

    • A.W. Nicholas on February 14, 2020 at 6:20 am

      SB1625 assault weapons Ban and High cap mags, my research indicates that I have connected information about Miss Rebbecca Rios being finaniced for re-election by the same Billionaire Michel Bloomberg that bought off the. Governor of Virginia Northham.People of Arizona (patriots) if you don’t won’t to end up like Virginia and be denied your rights under the constitution,and due-process under the law.Then you must take a stand and call your political rep.Senator and state legislators.please take Action and do something to retain you God given rights to defend your-self and your family,or the freedom you have today will be gone tomorrow.Please patriots do your homework on your elected officials and demand that your rights,instead of being taken away be added to by making Arizona to be added to the states that are a group together that’s adds sanctions against any 2nd amendment gun control laws.8 states currently are a collective.Go to U-tube. Guns and gadgets for information. Also read United Nations agenda21,Also attend the 2nd amendment ralley at the Capitol grounds and let your Voice be heard. You need to make a stand now.patriots of Arizona.

    • Richard Jolley on March 2, 2020 at 1:41 pm

      I think 1625 died.

  5. N. Buford on February 10, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    This garbage is a classic example of it being best to not give my opinion of the individuals proposing these changes because we all know big brother pays attention to everything we all say or do. To vote these excuses for human beings out of office & back into regular society would be too kind to them & would only make someone else have to be in their presence more frequently.

    Everyone needs to forward & repost articles like this to as many people we can. You may not live in Arizona but ignorance is similar to an infectious disease it spreads rapidly & soon it will be at a state near you.
    Thanks Joshua for an informative article.

  6. Melissa on February 10, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    I would highly recommend you guys don’t let this hit the voting ballot. Like we have experienced in Washington state, they will find mystery votes, to make the measures pass, for the gun control, although this state is 2/3 conservative and gun owning. We are fighting it now and have been for a year and a half. My husband and I conceal carry, everywhere we go, we are licensed. We will not be getting rid of our firearms/magazines, we will not be registering our rifles. Don’t let this get out of hand Arizona, fight it hard!

    • MAC on February 12, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Had the same experience in WA. Recount the votes until the Dem candidate magically won.

  7. N. Buford on February 11, 2020 at 2:47 am

    No fight ever becomes harder than the value of what you are fighting for!

  8. Spurr D. Pote on February 11, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    SB1625 comes out of nowhere for me! Never heard about it before today!
    Don’t just grumble on a bar stool! DO SOMETHING!
    Here is what I will do today:
    A. Go to websites for all my Arizona elected officials
    B. State my objections and my reasons
    C. I will send letters to the editor/opinion to as many Arizona newspapers I can find
    That’s all I can think of right now.

    • Alan on April 3, 2020 at 6:53 pm


  9. Alan Castle on February 11, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    And,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,it’s always easier to maintain freedom, than to lose it then try to regain it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Dave on February 11, 2020 at 2:40 pm

    If any of those proposals were to become law, I will be a happy law breaker.

    Molon labe.

  11. F. Bartell on February 11, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    i believe we aa a state, all the people, republican, & democrat, must stand up and say ENOUGH! these elected persons need to be removed from office. But we must use care, when we remove these people, that no one with that narrow mind set, can not occupy public office again. we must look past party lines, and do what is right for ARIZONA. If we were to allow such a law to pass, we would opening the door for the government to come to our homes and take ALL of our weapons. We need to elect people that will really represent the people’s will.

  12. Need to stand up on February 11, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    This is a joke, arizona is one of the best second amendment states. This shows us that we need to regain our state and vote these clowns out of office. A rally needs to happen to show the D that this crap will not fly in our state. If the country thought VA had a big turn out just wait till that see what A-Z gun right owner look like when you mess with our rights and guns.

  13. Murlin L on February 11, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    No way!!! Don’t let this happen here!!!

  14. Undrey M Caffey on February 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    It will not pass

  15. Joseph c Geirk on February 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Let’s get a partition to vote No. On SB1625 From all law Abiding Firearms Owners in The State of Arizona OR THIS STATE WILL BE COME LIKE CALIFORNIA A DEMOCRATIC STATE. LETS GET IT DONE? I am a CCW holder.

  16. Paul Perez on February 12, 2020 at 1:07 am

    Let them all know how you feel.

  17. Joyce Hunt on February 12, 2020 at 8:12 am

    Name for us these lawmaker trying to take away one of our freedoms, and tell me what freedom do they have in mind to next attack!

  18. Bill Johnson on February 12, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Would it be alright if I use this article to start a petition to opposition SB 1625?

  19. George G on February 12, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    The liberals will take away your second amendment rights , vote them out of office.

  20. Robert Scheldt on February 12, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Which Democrat legislators proposed this. I read this whole article and all the comments but never saw the names of the bill’s sponsors. Does anyone know??

  21. Jessica on February 13, 2020 at 8:58 am

    In the big box at the top it says SB1625 in bold black letters, right under that it shows the legislators that are introducing the bill:

    Introduced by

    Senators Rios: Alston, Bradley, Contreras, Dalessandro, Gonzales,Mendez, Navarrete, Otondo, Peshlakai, Quezada, Steele

  22. James Pitre on February 13, 2020 at 11:20 am

    I live in the Queen Valley area (east of Phoenix/Gold Canyon) on some acreage bordered by State Trust land. I have had guns since I was 5 years old, was a top marksman on a rifle team and a hunter. I have little objection to responsible use of most firearms if they are properly used. Our area seems to be a magnet for those untrained, inexperienced souls that come out from the city with their new gun(s) and blast away at almost anything that suits their fancy. Imagine putting a target up on a dirt road in a way that anyone approaching on the road would almost certainly be hit – not to mention thousands a rounds pumped into cactus, road signs etc. There are days, especially on weekends that it is dangerous to to even go out into the desert.
    It is my opinion that without licensing and training, we are headed for unwanted restrictions being imposed. Fully automatic weapons need to be licensed and restricted – how would you like to sitting on your porch trying to enjoy a cup of coffee and have a hundred or more rounds per minute blasting away within earshot because of some gun nut that doesn’t know any better?

    • Joshua Gillem on February 14, 2020 at 8:36 am

      Hey James,

      Fully automatic weapons are heavily restricted already and require a bunch of hoops and heavier price tags than most people can afford. That, coupled with the fact that the ammo price also goes up because you can shoot rounds quicker, makes owning this type of firearm a pipe dream for many.


    • Matthew Maruster on February 14, 2020 at 10:34 am

      Sounds like you are dealing with irresponsible and unsafe gun owners. I feel for you, but don’t see how licensing and registration would have any effect on this problem. Fully-auto firearms are heavily regulated, and expensive. It’s my experience that people who have met the government’s criterion to own fully-automatic firearms are not typically the irresponsible ones blasting away at anything they see. Furthermore, people can be irresponsible with licensed and registered firearms. People come out from the city to shoot because typically there aren’t any places to shoot outdoors inside city-limits. It is a cautionary tale about knowing what the zoning laws are, and what people can and can’t do on adjacent properties. I don’t doubt that hearing gunshots all day could get tiresome, but wanting more gun control laws in order to get some peace and quiet doesn’t seem right.

    • A.j. gilbert on February 18, 2020 at 11:05 am

      So you are saying you are having to dodge bullets every day of your life. Literally…. or are you exaggerating because someone is target practicing within range in which you can hear. I do understand shooting things that shouldn’t be shot shouldn’t happen but someone that stupid will find them selves being cot soon enough. Why don’t you Call the police and report it. But going as far as saying we need to register our semi automatic rifles and or not have them at all because of some punk untainted kids shot a cactus or a sign stripes those who are trained from possessing such a firearm for which we not only have the right to have but would need to protect or selves from those type of punks. Not intended to you only Mr. In which I reply to but to all who need to be slapped in the face with reality by our founding father’s right hand glove and for them I stand to say in plain English for all to understand And if you can’t understand this then you are a fucking retard. No matter what gun violence has occured no matter how many people have unfortunately died from a bullet. The numbers still do not come close to how many people die of cancer, we all know that and yet the fight against not allowing cancer causing things to be on the market for people to buy is non existant. So where is the motion to submit a bill banning that to the Senate or within Congress. How about this and this you will think ya right not true or how could that be possible but hear is one for all you to do some research on . Do you know or could even possibly imagine how many deaths are caused just by the pharmaceutical industry and by doctors. Yes doctors making mistakes. The numbers exceeded more than anything else and I want to tell you the number but instead I’m going to do you a favor and I’m going to have you do your own research to find out the disgusting truth. Think of all those commercials for a new medicine for some problem you have. A 30 to 45 second commercial which states the name, shows some older couple enjoying life while saying this will cure your problem for the first 10 seconds only to state a list of honorable side effects for the remainder of the 30 seconds while still showing the lovely old couple enjoying life so you visually are distracted from hearing what they are saying. So direct your anger and all this motion for saving lives towards the things that are actually taking our lives. Don’t just read this and get upset because I’m some gun owner who is trying to protect all of us from having our rights taken away, a father, a husband, a proud American and law abiding citizen. I would truly stand and fight for anyone who is in danger regardless of gender ethical background or anything that stereotypes an individual. So I quote from my very own words “We are human and a human in fear for his or her life by someone or something daring to take it shall not be deprived from ANYTHING on this earth that he or she can use to protect them selves or others from losing there life” (A.j Gilbert.)

      Bad people don’t follow laws. Bad people will have guns. Good people will not. Good people will die.

      If nothing makes sense I hope my last statement might. Good people will die. It’s always only been ether one or the other but now there is a third choice we have to choose from. Are you a good person or a bad person. Growing up I always wanted to be the good person now it seems I might have to be the bad person to stay alive. What about you?

  23. James on February 13, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I will fight what I believe in the 2nd amendment.

  24. James on February 13, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I will fight for my 2nd amendment to defend myself.

  25. N. Buford on February 14, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Ummmm, James, do you personally know for a fact that these are full auto weapons?
    If not, well, ummm, even a dumb country boy like me would classify that as an assumption!
    If these are full auto, (it is always a possibility) then I agree with Joshua & Matthew they probably haven’t acquired their weapons legally or they would probably be at a real rifle range.
    Now, as all of us pro 2A people know, if these weapons have been purchased illegally or converted illegally then you can pass all of the stupid laws to control the purchase & use of any form of weapon made & you will never stop the lawless element. You’ll only make the law abiding citizen an outlaw!

    Always remember, you must be at least 10% smarter than what & who you’re working with!

  26. Albert on February 16, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Keep voting DEMOCRAT—they want your vote to take your money and your FREEDOMS!!

  27. Rob Strain on February 16, 2020 at 8:49 am

    James fully auto weapons have been banned for almost 60 years and highly illegal (although technically unconstitutionally). I’m surprised with as much experience you say you have you dont already know that. But if that is the case where you live there are more than enough laws already on the books to deal with them. Remember what a wise man once said,
    “The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the State.”

  28. Michael Gurtler on February 16, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    What gives these politicians the right to legislate the theft of Arizonan’s property all the while violating the second amendment of the United States Constitution. Where does the Arizona constitution give the right to define a firearm by the way it looks. This is the same impractical, ineffective legislation California has enacted that has made no difference in crime statistics involving firearms. The Supreme Court ruled on June 28, 2005, that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation. Moreover, previous Supreme Court rulings have placed the responsibility for personal protection upon the individual. As the responsible party in protecting myself and family, I should legally have the same right as the police to select and carry the firearm of my choice as I will be performing this duty 24-7.

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