Tom O`Halleran on Gun Control



Allow justifiable force as defense in gun cases

Legislative Summary: SB 1145: An emergency measure, justifying threatening or using force against others in prescribed instances, establishes a presumption for when a person is acting reasonably when using justifiable force, alters the burden of proof when a justification defense is presented and specifies that the justification for use of force in crime prevention statute is not limited to use of force in specific areas.

Support from Bloomfield Press: Arizona joins 48 states that recognize the burden to prove guilt in self-defense cases must remain on the state, and that every person must enjoy the presumption of innocence. SB 1145, also called the Castle Doctrine, did several other things to strengthen your right to defend yourself, your family, your home, and more.

Legislative Outcome:Passed House 41-15-4 on Apr/18/06; Passed Senate 26-1-3 on Apr/19/06; State Sen. Tom O`Halleran voted YES; Signed by Governor Janet Napolitano on Apr/24/06

Source: Bloomfield Press on Arizona voting record SB 1145 , Apr 18, 2006

Supports restrictions on right to bear arms.

O`Halleran supports the CC survey question on Second Amendment

The Christian Coalition Voter Guide inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Further Restrictions on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms' The Christian Coalition notes, "You can help make sure that voters have the facts BEFORE they cast their votes. We have surveyed candidates in the most competitive congressional races on the issues that are important to conservatives."

Source: Christian Coalition Survey 16_CC10 on Nov 8, 2016

Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer.

O`Halleran voted YEA the Bipartisan Background Checks Act

H.R.8: To require a background check for every firearm sale. This Act may be cited as the "Background Check Expansion Act".