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  • Aggressive Dogs: The Utility of Sticks v Guns

    10/01/2019 8:02:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    This morning I had another experience with a dog aggressively defending its territory. I was on my exercise walk. The sky was light before the sun was up. A pair of dogs were in a fenced yard, with their owner. They took exception to my presence. The fence, next to the sidewalk, was only two feet tall, as incentivized by the silly local zoning laws. I am a dog person. I understand dog body language pretty well. As I passed the yard, on the sidewalk, with a boulevard to my right and the yard to my left, I considered...
  • Open Carry Common at Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, 2019

    09/29/2019 5:09:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry of holstered pistols was commonly seen at the Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC) in Phoenix, Arizona, 21-23 September, 2019. The GRPC had an overflow crowd of over a thousand activists from around the nation. Many were standing in the back of the conference room, trying to find seats. It was the largest GRPC ever. There were numerous examples of holstered pistols in evidence. Open carry has become common and accepted in Arizona, as a result of Second Amendment activists in the state. In the 1990s, the open carry of holstered pistols was under attack in Arizona. During...
  • Open Carry at Walmart and Fry’s in Arizona: No One Asked to Leave

    09/18/2019 5:47:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    There is an ongoing thrust by the fanatical pushers for a disarmed population, to enlist corporate America to their cause. Understandably, corporate entities are uneasy about outright support for any political faction; come out strongly on one side or the other, you are potentially alienating 20-30 percent of your customers. The 50% that are not strongly engaged in politics are unlikely to respond. When it comes to Second Amendment issues, there are about 5 million NRA members and 100 million gun owners. There are about 30 million people that think owning a gun is immoral. The numbers game falls...
  • Joe Arpaio announces run for seventh term as Maricopa County sheriff

    08/26/2019 6:16:17 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/2019 | Louis Casiano
    Joe Arpaio announced Sunday that he will seek a seventh term as the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, promising to reopen his infamous tent city jail and bring back controversial jail policies that drew the ire of civil rights advocates and made him a darling of tough-on-crime conservatives. Arpaio, who called himself "America's toughest sheriff" during his 24-year run, said he'll challenge incumbent Paul Penzone in the 2020 sheriff's race. Penzone, a Democrat, unseated Arpaio in 2016 for the job. “On this day, August 25, 2019, after consultation and approval from my wife of 61 years, Ava, I have decided...
  • Is Mayor Pete Heading the Way of the Almost Extinct Beto?

    07/27/2019 5:00:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JULY 27, 2019 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    It has been less than three months since Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) and his fans were celebrating him being on the cover of Time magazine just two weeks after he was New York Magazine's flattering cover story. He followed that up with a fundraising win for the second quarter but things have been a bit quiet around him recently. Political fortunes are notoriously fickle but even more so in a presidential primary that features an unprecedented number of candidates. While Mayor Pete is by no means out of this race his polling numbers haven't followed his big cash haul and...
  • Dismembered limbs sewn together like 'Frankenstein' at body-parts donation center, FBI found

    07/27/2019 7:32:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    nbc ^ | July 26, 2019 | Elisha Fieldstadt
    When the FBI raided a now-defunct Arizona body donation company, they found a gruesome scene, including remains from different bodies sewn together in a "Frankenstein" manner, and buckets full of limbs, a former agent testified. Biological Resource Center Inc., its owners, employees and other companies, including a funeral home and health care providers, are being sued by family members of dead people who had opted to donate their bodies "solely for medical and scientific purposes." Authorities instead found that bodies at the center were "mishandled, abused, desecrated and sold for profit," according to the suit.
  • Constitutional Carry Works in Arizona: Armed 19-Year-Old Shoots, Kills, Carjacker

    07/26/2019 3:49:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 July, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 July, at bout 1:30 a.m. in South Phoenix, Arizona, there was an attempted carjacking. The suspects may have thought the selected victim would be an easy target, because he was a teenager. It did not turn out that way. In Arizona, there is respect for the Second Amendment. Eighteen, Nineteen, and Twenty-year-old citizens are not prohibited from carrying guns or from carrying them in vehicles. The perpetrators in this attempted crime made a poor choice in the victim selection process. For the knife-man, it was a life ending one. From Around 1:30 a.m., police were called...
  • Sinema Came To Her Senses And Realized People Are Taking Advantage Of Our Asylum Process

    07/21/2019 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 7/20/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) shot to stardom because of her progressive values and ability to win in a red state. Sinema made a surprising move when she joined a handful of Republican Senators and Joe Manchin (D-WV), who wrote a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging him to implant a pilot program designed to weed out fake asylum seekers. The goal is to deport those who aren’t truly in fear of their lives and have valid asylum claims without adding to the immigration backlog. "This pilot program would apply to families who aren't claiming 'credible fear,' which of course is...
  • Bennet: Americans Should Be Embarrassed by Trump — Calls Attempt to Build a Wall ‘Pathetic’

    07/07/2019 11:54:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07 July 2019 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) criticized President Donald Trump’s effort to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Bennet said, “The president is acting like we are some weak, pathetic country. We have the ability to treat human beings humanely. We have the ability to lead our hemisphere in a discussion on how to deal with this refugee crisis.” He added, “We are a strong and powerful country. We supposed to lead humanity, not make our border a symbol of nativist hostility. That should be an embarrassment for everybody. The symbol of...
  • Illegal Immigrants Hit with $500,000 Fines for Refusing to Leave the Country

    07/04/2019 3:25:38 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 52 replies
    NN ^ | 04-07-19 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump's administration has begun issuing massive fines to illegal immigrants who are refusing to leave the country, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prepares large-scale nationwide arrests and deportations.Illegal immigrants are being warned they will be fined nearly a half-million dollars for refusing to leave the U.S. after judges order their deportation.According to a Tuesday report by National Public Radio, Edith Espinal-Moreno, a Mexican illegal alien living in Ohio, has already received a fine of almost $498k for ignoring an October 2016 "removal order."
  • Hispanic pastors tour border facility lambasted by AOC and say they are ‘shocked by misinformation’

    07/02/2019 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    FOX News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was "full of indignation" when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center. But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was "drastically different." The president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, and senior pastor of New Seasons Christian Worship Center in Sacramento shared his firsthand experience touring a migrant detention center during a press briefing Monday. “I read the reports,...
  • Arizona Repeals Decades old Ban on Nunchakus (Nunchucks)

    05/16/2019 12:20:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona has finally passed a repeal of its decade long ban on the possession of nunchakus. The ban was passed in the heyday of kung-fu movies. It stood as a monument to the power of the media to pass insanely stupid and intrusive legislation. Governor Ducy signed the bill on 10 May, 2019. From an Arizona Citizens Defense League email: On Friday, May 10, Governor Ducey signed SB 1291, repealing the decades old law that banned possession of nunchakus. We thank everyone who contacted on the Governor about SB 1291. You made a difference. The nunchakus ban was so...
  • Arizona lawmaker David Stringer was accused of paying teens for sex in 1980s

    03/30/2019 10:12:15 AM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 30, 2019 | Sara Dorn
    A Republican state lawmaker from Arizona who resigned this week was accused of paying teen boys for sex in the 1980s, according to police records released amid a probe. Representative David Stringer, 71,...
  • No Surprise: Dem Senatorial Candidate Mark Kelly Returns Thousands To United Arab Emirates (T)

    03/24/2019 7:18:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 3/23/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Astronaut Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D), is running for Sen. Martha McSally's (R-AZ) during the 2020 election cycle. In the midst of the Mueller report dump, it was revealed that Kelly repaid $55,000 to the United Arab Emirates for a speech he gave last year, CNN reported. Kelly gave a speech alongside his twin brother, Scott Kelly, who is also an astronaut. The speech was part of an event sponsored by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, called "The Sky is not the Limit: Life Lessons from NASA's Kelly...
  • Gun Safety Bill is Moving in Arizona

    03/24/2019 5:48:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    A rational gun safety bill is moving forward in the Arizona legislature. The bill would repeal the requirement for armed Arizonans to unload, then reload, their firearms every time they drive onto school grounds to pick up their child. From He pointed out that existing law already permits adults — anyone 18 and older — to drive onto public school campuses with a gun in the vehicle. And if the person leaves the vehicle, the firearm has to be stored out of sight and the vehicle must be locked.The only difference, Farnsworth said, is that current law requires...
  • Selfie Gone Wrong: Woman Who Crossed Zoo Barrier To Take Picture Near Jaguar Survives Attack

    03/10/2019 12:00:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 10, 2019 | GILLIAN EDEVANE
    An attempt at taking a selfie at the zoo devolved into a dangerous situation for a woman in Phoenix, Arizona, on Saturday evening, according to zoo officials and emergency responders. The visitor at the city's Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park allegedly crossed a barrier to snap a photo near a jaguar when the animal clawed her arm, causing injuries. A witness who captured video of the aftermath of the attack posted the footage to Reddit; it depicts the zoo guest crying on the ground with visible, bloody gashes on her arm as bystanders crowd around to offer aid....
  • Hundreds more troops heading to U.S.-Mexico border

    02/22/2019 3:46:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2019 | Carlo Munoz
    The Pentagon is planning to deploy hundreds more American military personnel to the southern border, in the wake of President Trump’s announcement of a national emergency along the country’s border with Mexico. Currently 5,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Texas, Arizona and California, backing immigration enforcement operations led by the Department of Homeland Security. With Mr. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, that number is expected to surge to 6,000 by March 1, a senior Defense Department official said Friday. Those troops will provide air support to Customs and Border Patrol officers and Homeland Security agents carrying out border security...
  • Trump announces six new federal court picks

    01/16/2019 3:49:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2019 | ALEXOLDS
    President Trump announced six new picks for federal district court seats Wednesday in what was his first slate of judicial nominees released since the start of the new Congress this year. ~snip~ The new nominees announced Wednesday include Louisiana Supreme Court Judge Greg Guidry for the Eastern District of Louisiana, James W. Hendrix and Mark T. Pittman for the Northern District of Texas, Sean D. Jordan for the Eastern District of Texas, Michael T. Liburdi for the District of Arizona, and Peter D. Welte for the District of North Dakota.
  • Julián Castro, Former Housing Secretary, Announces Presidential Run

    01/12/2019 9:50:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | 1-12-2019 | Maggie Astor
    Julián Castro, the former housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio, announced on Saturday that he would run for president, one of the most high-profile Latino Democrats ever to seek the party’s nomination. His first campaign stop will be in Puerto Rico, where he will speak on Monday at the Latino Victory Fund’s annual summit and meet with residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Later in the week, his campaign said, he will go to New Hampshire. Mr. Castro, in prepared remarks that he was set to deliver in San Antonio on Saturday, said, “When my grandmother...
  • No Sleeves, No Bible, No Problem: This Is How You Take The Oath Of Office In 2019 (BARF ALERT)

    01/05/2019 12:33:15 PM PST · by SaveFerris · 66 replies ^ | Refinery29 | Natalie Gontcharova
    It was quite a Moment when the anti-LGBTQ+ Mike Pence swore in Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona as the country's first bisexual senator on Thursday. Not only did Sinema show up in an unforgettable Marilyn Monroe-meets Elle Woods-meets blonde Miss Frizzle outfit, but she swore on a law book containing the U.S. Constitution rather than a Bible. The book included the texts of the U.S. and Arizona constitutions, according to The Arizona Republic. "Kyrsten always gets sworn in on a Constitution simply because of her love for the Constitution," her spokesperson John LaBombard told the newspaper. ... "While the number of...