Legislature to protect your guns (yet again)
Good news for Arizonans contemplating bankruptcy.
You may lose your buying power, but you won’t lose your firepower.
The Arizona Legislature has passed a bill decreeing that you can’t be forced to sell your beloved guns in order to pay your bills.
Currently, a person filing for protection from his or her creditors can keep only one gun. The rest must be sold to pay off at least a portion of what you owe.
House Bill 2211 would allow a bankrupt person to keep $2,000 worth of guns — $4,000 for a couple.
You can keep only $500 worth of clothes and no more than $250 worth of books, but you’ll be able to keep roughly four AR-15s, if Gov. Doug Ducey signs the bill.
Eight, if you happen to be married. Apparently, it’s one thing to live within your means but cruel and unusual punishment to be ordered to live without an entire arsenal at your disposal.
The bill is the brainchild of the Arizona Citizens Defense League, which actually wanted no limit on the number of guns you could keep despite being bankrupt. It is sponsored by none other than Sen. Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff. Or, as I like to call him, the Thorpedo, given the impressive number of bad ideas he launches.
Thorpe recently told 12News’ Brahm Resnik that no bankruptcy judge should be able to pry a gun out of your cold, bankrupt hands.
"The Second Amendment,” he said, “is the only amendment that says the government shall not infringe upon the ownership of firearms.”
A constitutional right to guns you may not even have paid for?
Folks, only in Arizona. Apparently, it’s one thing to live within your means but cruel and unusual punishment to be ordered to live without an entire arsenal at your disposal.