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  • Time For John McCain to Retire

    04/11/2017 5:59:12 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 44 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 04/11/17 | J. Marsolo
    ...Since then, his career as a Republican senator has been undistinguished, to be charitable. He calls himself a "maverick," primarily because he opposes his own Republican Party. For example, he voted against the 2001 Bush tax cuts, probably because Bush beat him in the 2000 primaries. His major legislation, McCain-Feingold, intended to restrict political contributions by corporations and others, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. The Dems complain about this in every election because they do not want businesses to contribute to Republicans. Lately, McCain seems more unhinged than usual. First, on Sunday, April 9, he blamed the Trump...
  • Any SoCal FReepers see the meteor a few minutes ago?

    04/10/2017 9:30:02 PM PDT · by RegulatorCountry · 42 replies
    Self | April 11, 2017 | Self
    I've seen quite a few comments from people in SoCal and even AZ commenting on a bright flash, green, some also seeing a yellow tail. Any FReeper witnesses?
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Target Arizona with New Gun Control Group

    03/18/2017 7:36:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/17/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday, Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly announced their newest spinoff, Arizona Coalition for Common Sense, which will be in place to push more gun control on Arizonans. The Arizona Coalition for Common Sense follows the Veterans Coalition for Common Sense, the latter of which is currently fighting for a gun ban for military veterans. Giffords and Kelly’s main gun control group, Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS), is currently fighting against national reciprocity for law-abiding citizens and is also fighting against deregulation of firearm suppressors for law-abiding citizens. As part of their fight against suppressors, ARS suggests the devices do...
  • Arizona Sheriff Releasing 400 “Criminal Illegal Immigrants” Every 10 Days

    02/22/2017 9:43:32 AM PST · by hsmomx3 · 46 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 02/22/17 | Judicial Watch
    An average of 400 “criminal illegal immigrants” are being released every 10 days by the newly elected sheriff in Arizona’s most populous county, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch, many of them violent offenders. It’s part of Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s new policy to protect illegal aliens, even those who have committed serious state crimes, from deportation. Under a longtime partnership between the county and the feds, the Phoenix field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) was notified when “aliens unlawfully present with additional Arizona charges” were released from the Maricopa County Jail, which is one of...
  • Scottsdale PD find illegal weapons stash of guns, body armor & 10K rounds of ammo

    01/31/2017 6:08:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 50 replies
    abc15 ^ | 30 January, 2017 | Joe Enea
     Isa Ali Imran MCSO SCOTTSDALE, AZ - A Scottsdale fraud investigation led police to the Chandler home of a convicted felon allegedly in possession of 11 guns, 10,000 rounds of ammunition and body armor. Court records show that police raided a home in Chandler and found multiple weapons, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armor and a sniper rifle in the home of a convicted felon from California. Police report that in late November 2016 they became aware of 'suspicious fraudulent activity' at two high-end jewelry stores in Scottsdale. They say a man, later identified as 33-year-old Isa Ali...
  • Good Samaritan who saved trooper says God put him there

    01/18/2017 9:36:03 AM PST · by Rio · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/16/2016 | Phil Gast and Steve Almasy
    A good Samaritan being hailed as a hero in Arizona is not quite ready to speak with reporters. He's trying to reconcile taking a life, even when it was the right thing to do, officials said Monday.
  • UW Students Plan to Duplicate Failure of Texas Sex Toy Protest Against Campus Carry

    01/17/2017 11:37:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>In 2016, students at the University of Texas at Austin staged a protest involving the public carry of sex toys. The protest was supposed to somehow change people’s minds about the exercise of Second Amendment rights on Campus. The protest made national news for a day or two. No discernible effect was noticed at any administrative or legislative level.</p>
  • Several Good Samaritans Helped Wounded AZ Trooper

    01/15/2017 5:42:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-Image from 12news.comIt was not just one good Samaritan that helped the wounded Arizona State Trooper.  We now know that there were at least three good Samaritans. The first was the man who was headed to California with his wife when he saw the Trooper, Edward Anderson, with an attacker on top of him, pounding Anderson’s head into the pavement, Trayvon Martin style. His ability to quickly assess the situation and take action is somewhat remarkable. The event occurred at milepost 89 on I-10, at about 4:30 a.m. There are no street lights in this remote area.  That...
  • Arizona Officer Rams Car Into Armed Suspect, Mario Valencia, Dash-Cam Footage Shows [VIDEO]

    12/15/2016 4:44:26 PM PST · by Daffynition · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 15, 2016 | unknown
    Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of the moment a police officer rammed an armed suspect deliberately to stop a crime spree. Mario Valencia is facing many charges including assault on a police officer and stealing a rifle from a supermarket. He survived the crash and the police driver in Tuscon, Arizona, was cleared of any wrongdoing.
  • SV native to participate at 58th presidential inauguration

    11/28/2016 1:46:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Monique Brand
    If someone told U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Tilton one year ago that he would have a hand in the upcoming presidential inauguration, he would’ve called them a liar. “From the time I was given the heads up to now, still feels quite surreal,” said Tilton. The Sierra Vista native joined the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region (JTF-NCR) in support of the 58th Presidential Inauguration, which will take place Jan. 20. The task force is charged with coordinating all military ceremonial support for the inaugural period. Tilton is the operations officer of the task force’s Joint Team of Records. “Our...
  • Abortion Clinic Sues to Block Investigation of Sales of Body Parts From Aborted Babies

    11/19/2016 3:09:11 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    Life News | November 18, 2016 | MICAIAH BILGER
    An Arizona abortion facility filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop the state Attorney General’s Office from receiving detailed information about its handling of aborted babies’ body parts. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Arizona Republic reports Camelback Family Planning, a Phoenix abortion facility, wants a judge to prohibit state investigators from reviewing certain records and to invalidate a subpoena for its owner, Gabrielle Goodrick, to testify.The abortion facility’s lawsuit claims that the attorney general’s office wants to inspect unredacted records of “patients who have had abortions and donated fetal tissue.” It also argues that Goodrick could have to testify about patients under oath.The...
  • Voting in Yuma Arizona November 8th, 2016

    11/08/2016 7:26:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 Nov, 2016 (8 Nov in the U.SA) | Dean Weingarten
    I voted early today.  Usually a vote a couple of hours later, but a little after 7:00, I was in line, waiting to vote. I thought the number of people voting might be sparse, so I asked Esther, an election worker for 13 years, how the turnout was. She said: "This is amazing. Usually at this time, it is me and the birds in the parking lot!" She said the voting had been steady, at much higher levels than she was used to.  I did a little totally unscientific exit polling. I asked the couple behind me in the...
  • Tucson Illegally Destroyed a Million Dollars worth of Guns since 2013

    11/07/2016 5:17:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Handguns from an Arizona Turn In Event, 2013 In 2013, the Arizona Legislature passed HB 2455, to prevent the destruction of valuable firearms by lower levels of government in the state. No penalties were imposed. It is not normal for local governments to destroy valuable property, at least not when the property can be legally sold for the public benefit. But in this case, the property was being destroyed for ideological purposes, not for pragmatic ones. The purpose of destroying valuable guns is to send the propaganda message: guns bad.  Some cities, especially Tucson, refused to obey the law....
  • Bobcat and Coyote at Ranch, October 9th, 2016

    10/29/2016 5:15:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    That is a good sized bobcat and a small coyote.  The confrontation took place at my ranch at 0918 on October 9th, 2016, according to the game camera. This shows the coyote 12 minutes earlier.  I suspect she sensed the bobcat at that time, but it did not show up on the camera. I keep the water running to attract wildlife.  The water hole is about 10 yards from the pistol range backstop. Deserts do not support a tremendous biomass, so wildlife is much less common than in many other areas.  I do not have livestock, and have no...
  • Arizona Gun Hater, E.J. Montini, Cheers when City Officials Violate the Law

    10/24/2016 12:04:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    E.J. Montini, an Arizona journalist and opinion writer, has been a reliable gun hater.  He is quite willing to call for the legislature to pass laws that chip away at the Second Amendment.  I suspect that he wants people to follow them.But when the legislature passes common sense laws that limit cities’ power, he is all for city officials breaking the law.  From azcentral.com: Finally, it looks like someone is standing up to the biggest bully around, the Replican-controlled Arizona Legislature. As well as its sidekick and enforcer, the gun lobby. Last session, Senate President Andy Biggs pushed through...
  • Attorney General Investigation of City of Tucson for Illegal Destruction of Firearms

    10/22/2016 5:32:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from kgun9.com The Tucson City Council has become a notorious scofflaw for ignoring state law that involves firearms. Arizona has a state preemption law, to prevent a confusing patchwork of local laws, which could easily entrap innocent people who exercise their Second Amendment rights.  The Tucson City Council has ignored the law. Arizona also requires that valuable firearms that come into the possession of the police must be sold to federal firearms dealers, so that the value will be used for the public good.  Tucson has been accused of destroying these valuable items, presumably to make some sort...
  • Protester wearing Clinton t-shirt dragged out of Bernie Sanders rally yelling [ 'Clinton rapist' ]

    10/19/2016 5:47:47 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 14 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | October 19, 2016
    Bernie Sanders held rally in support of Hillary Clinton in Arizona Tuesday. He was briefly interrupted by protester who called Bill Clinton a 'rapist.' It's one of many incidents that have occurred since Donald Trump brought three women to second presidential debate who accused Clinton of 'rape' Hundreds of people packed an auditorium in Arizona .... The Vermont senator first apologized to his audience at Northern Arizona University for 'the mistakes my generation made', before launching an attack on Donald Trump.... But Sanders was then interrupted by a protester who was wearing a Bill Clinton t-shirt. Security dragged the man...
  • AzCDL Annual Meeting, 2016 Phoenix, Full House

    10/15/2016 5:19:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the Arizona Citizens Defense League annual meeting in Phoenix on Saturday, 8 October, 2016.  It was a 170 mile drive, one way, from Yuma. Usually I take a friend, but I was slow this year, and the meeting and annual dinner was sold out before I invited anyone. You can see the crush crowd outside the meeting hall, registering to get in. The majority, about 80%, were openly carrying. AzCDL is one of the most successful state groups that have organized to restore the right to keep and bear arms.  The group was founded by Fred Dahnke...
  • Catholic Caucus: This Priest Knows Exactly Who to Vote For

    10/07/2016 7:27:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | 10.06.16 | SBrinkmann
    Anyone who is still wondering how to vote on November 8, and who sincerely wants to vote their conscience, need only listen to this extraordinary homily given by a priest who knows exactly who to vote for. On October 2, 2016, the Very Reverend John Lankeit of the Diocese of Phoenix began his homily by warning the congregation that the devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ. “He doesn’t typically come right out and say, ‘Deny Jesus Christ!’ because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So,...
  • LIVE:Trump Rally 10/04/2016, Prescott Valley, AZ at Prescott Valley Event Center, begins at 2PM MST.

    10/04/2016 3:26:16 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 913 replies
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016: Live stream coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Prescott Valley, AZ at Prescott Valley Event Center. Live coverage begins at 2:00 PM MST. Watch the LIVE stream of the event below: Prescott Valley Event Center