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  • Convention Delegates Show Lukewarm Support for McCain Reelction (Frank Luntz stunned!)

    07/23/2016 5:35:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 48 replies
    When Arizona delegates to the Republican National Convention were asked Thursday how many would not vote for Sen. John McCain in next month's primary, more than half of their hands went up. The question stunned veteran pollster Frank Luntz, who had asked it as a part of a presentation on the last day of the convention on the challenges facing the party - one of which was party unity. "Oh my God," Luntz said. "Where's the chairman? You should have told me this before."
  • AZ:Tucson Passes Resolution Restricting Private Gun Sales, Risks Lawsuit and Fines

    07/15/2016 6:01:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 6th, 2016, the Tucson City Council banned the sales of any gun capable of firing 10 or more rounds without reloading, at gun shows held at the Tucson Convention Center. From tucson.com: Any weapon capable of firing 10 or more rounds can no longer be sold at the Tucson Convention Center. The Tucson City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to add more restrictions on private gun sales at the city-owned venue. The resolution was put forward by Ward 3 Council Member Karen Uhlich and the Vice Mayor Kozachick.  From a pdf of the resolution: FWe request the...
  • Phoenix City Council Bans Laser Gun Shooting Gallery Because "Guns"

    07/11/2016 6:28:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 july, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    According to the Phoenix City Council, Prescott Pete’s Highfalutin Shooting Gallery is crimethink and not allowed.  The arcade type of entertainment allows customers to shoot laser guns at targets that appear in the arcade.  No targets appear on humans.  It is simple fun with toy guns.  But even toy guns must not be allowed at the Phoenix event because "guns". From dcourier.com: On Monday, July 4, the City of Phoenix will recognize Independence Day by hosting one of the state’s largest annual events. Known as Fabulous Phoenix 4th, the free family-oriented celebration will feature 50 vendors. Despite putting in...
  • Shooting gallery game rejected by Phoenix July 4 festival organizers (not appropriate)

    07/04/2016 3:37:04 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Pete and Valerie Fowler, of Prescott, said Prescott Pete’s Highfalutin Shooting Gallery was deemed inappropriate by the organizers of Fabulous Phoenix 4th. A letter from the City of Phoenix said the game wasn’t a good fit given current events and perceptions surrounding gun violence. "If it had happened immediately following the shooting in Orlando, I would have been a bit more understanding, but this was just out of the blue," Pete Fowler said. "For us to make this business work, we have to get into big events like (Fabulous Phoenix 4th)." The festival is in its 31st year and will...
  • LIVE:2 Trump rallies 6/18/2016 Las Vegas, NV @ 11am & Phoenix, AZ @ 4pm PDT

    06/18/2016 5:13:22 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 854 replies
    Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Las Vegas, NV at Mystčre Theater at Treasure Island. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM PDT. Las Vegas, NV Mystere Theater @ Treasure Island @ 11am PDT Saturday, June 18, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Phoenix, AZ at Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. Coverage begins at 4:00 PM PDT. Phoenix, AZ Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum @ the Arizona State Fairgrounds @ 4pm PDT
  • Senator John McCain Wants To Destroy the Govt Surplus of 1911 Pistols

    06/16/2016 6:05:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 82 replies
    RedState ^ | 16 June, 2016 | Brandon Morse
    But Senator John McCain had other ideas, as now he's introduced legislation in with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that will have the 1911's destroyed and recycled into components or different firearms. SEC. 331. REPURPOSING AND REUSE OF SURPLUS MILITARY FIREARMS.(a) Army Transfers.—(1) REQUIRED TRANSFER.—Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the Secretary of the Army shall transfer to Rock Island Arsenal all excess firearms, related spare parts and components, small arms ammunition, and ammunition components currently stored at Defense Distribution Depot, Anniston, Alabama,...
  • Former AZ Democrat, Felon, Charged with First Degree Murder in Alaska

    06/13/2016 5:50:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most deadly of assaults is a surprise attack from someone who has gained the trust of the victim.  The Thugee of India perfected this technique over hundreds of years and are believed to have murdered more than a million people.  An attack reminiscent of Thugee, involving a former Arizona Democrat legislator, has been reported in Alaska.  The former Democrat legislator, Mark De Simone or Desimone, resigned from his legislative seat after being accused of domestic violence eight years ago. He was originally from New York.  From juneauempire.com: Mark De Simone, a 53-year-old man couch surfing in...
  • John McCain: Arizona’s sellout senator is the godfather of dark money

    06/10/2016 6:35:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    KTAR News ^ | 11 May, 2016 | DARIN DAMME
    U.S. Sen. John McCain wrote the rules on dark money when he sponsored campaign finance reform, also known as the McCain-Feingold Act. Now he’s using millions of dollars in dark money in a bid to hold on to his tightly contested Arizona seat. An investigation into the various PACs supporting McCain brought to light some stunning conclusions. First, the vast majority of McCain campaign donations are not from the Arizonans he represents but from people and corporations outside of Arizona with a vested interest in McCain’s continued support and votes for their interests. Second, several of the PACs supporting McCain...
  • AZ: Kelli Ward to Second Amendment Supporters Retire McCain

    06/10/2016 5:11:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Dr. Kelli Ward is a former Arizona state senator who is running in the primary against John McCain.  She is a strong Second Amendment supporter, and a political outsider to Washington, D.C.  Her campaign is focusing on a number of issues, among them that it is time for John McCain to leave office, and her contrast with the Senator on the Second Amendment. John McCain has been a reliable "I support the Second Amendment, but" Senator.  He has supported bans on "assault weapons". He supported severe restrictions on gun shows, which would have effectively destroyed the popular gun culture...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Vetoes HB 2524, Protection Against Bloomberg Referendum

    05/31/2016 7:46:55 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    For two years, the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AZCDL) has been pushing to pass a bill to enact a compact between states.  The purpose of the bill is to prevent a billionaire funded referendum from imposing Universal Background Checks (UBC), a precursor to firearms registration in Arizona.  Compacts between the states take precedence over state statutes; if another state signed on the the Compact created by SB2524, a Bloomberg funded referendum would not be able to impose UBCs on Arizona.  That, at least, is the theory. A few weeks ago, SB2524 passed the Arizona legislature. If it had become...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey signs HB2338, Removes Gun Ban of Right of Way near Universities

    05/26/2016 10:00:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On the same day, Governor Ducey signed two bills that help to restore Second Amendment rights in Arizona.  HB 2338 stops educational institutions from banning the legal possession or carry of firearms on public right of ways that pass near or through the educational institution. From cqstatetrack.com: I. NOtwithstanding section 15-341 and subsection D of this section, the governing board of an educational institution may not adopt or enforce any policy or rule that prohibits the lawful possession or carrying of a deadly weapon on a public right‑of‑way by a person or on or within a person's means of...
  • AZ: Governor Ducey Signs SB 1266, Enforcement of Firearms Preemption, into Law

    05/24/2016 2:13:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 1266 allows for enforcement of the state preemption statutes.  Some local governments have been ignoring the preemption law because there were no penalties provided.  SB 1266 provides for penalties so that the preemption statute can be enforced.  The penalties are not insignificant, and has a provision for terminating employment of a person who ignores the preemption law.  Here is the change in the statute. From cqstatetrack.com: H. Any ordinance, regulation, tax or rule that is enacted by a political subdivision in violation of this section is invalid and subject to a permanent injunction against the political subdivision from...
  • Inspired by Trump, new Arizona law redefines free speech

    05/17/2016 1:23:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ben Rosen
    The Arizona law increases penalties against protesters who block access to a political rally. Is blocking access to a political event a political statement in itself? In a Phoenix suburb in March, protesters parked about two-dozen cars in the middle of the highway to stop drivers on their way to an outdoor rally for Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff. With posters that read "Dump Trump" and "Must Stop Trump," the protesters, in one sense, acted on their right to demonstrate against the Republican frontrunner and the sheriff who was sanctioned for refusing a judge's order to...
  • AZ: Unprovoked Javelina Attack; use of Improvised Weapon Saves Woman

    05/17/2016 3:08:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    While growing up, I read a constant litany explaining that Javelina's were not dangerous. I read, over and over, that all the old stories of them attacking humans were old wives tales, not documented, never happened. So, I was a bit surprised to come across a news article from the 7th of May, 2016, that had hard evidence of an unprovoked real world attack by a herd of javelinas.  It was life threatening for an adult human with two leashed dogs. From fox10phoenix.com: The victim told authorities that a herd of javelina came out of a nearby wash, crossed...
  • Gun Stolen from Back Pocket at Phoenix McDonalds (with video link)

    05/13/2016 5:34:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A handgun was stolen from the back pocket of a legal gun carrier at a Phoenix McDonald’s on Saturday, 30 April, about 3:45 p.m. Link to video In a nation of millions of gun carriers, strange things happen. Both concealed carriers and open carriers have had handguns stolen from them in the past.  Concealed carry handguns are usually stolen after the gun is discovered during a robbery or assault. Open carriers’ guns have been stolen in a couple of armed robberies.  One of those was when the openly carried gun was required to be unloaded by law.  One concealed...
  • AZ: Reform of Public Building Ban Sabotaged in Senate

    05/09/2016 4:41:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kansas and Texas have removed bans on the carry of guns by permit holders in the last few years.  Kansas allows local governments to prevent permit holders from exercising Second  Amendment rights in public buildings if the public building puts metal detectors and armed guards on all the entrances.In other words, merely relying on a sign to prevent responsible and peaceful people from carrying arms, while not actively preventing criminals from carrying them, is no longer acceptable in Kansas.  Arizona is looking to follow Kansas’ lead.The theory is simple.  Mere signage will not stop people who have evil intent...
  • John McCain fundraiser arrested in Phoenix meth lab bust

    04/27/2016 3:12:32 PM PDT · by knak · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | 4/27/16 | staff
    PHOENIX --A Phoenix woman who has worked for top Arizona Republicans and as a consultant arranging fundraisers for Sen. John McCain is facing numerous felony drug charges after Maricopa County sheriff's deputies raided her home. Sheriff's spokesman Det. Doug Matteson says 35-year-old Emily Pitha was arrested Tuesday afternoon after her live-in boyfriend signed for a package containing more than 250 grams of Ecstasy. The couple shares the home with two children. Authorities were first alerted to possible drug activity by the parcel in transit from the Netherlands, reports the Arizona Republic. Undercover detectives and U.S. Postal Inspectors raided the north-central...
  • Life Behind the Tortilla Curtain

    04/25/2016 4:41:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/25/2016 | Leo W. Banks
    Those who live close to the Mexican border in Arizona and New Mexico consistently express two sentiments. First, the number of illegals crossing the line has plunged from a flood to a trickle in most places. The feds and the political spinners love that because it allows them to say, with some truth, that the border is as secure as it's ever been. But they leave out the second part. The worst of the worst, the drug smugglers, vagabond bad guys, and mulitiple deports who use the border as a turnstyle are still out there, as dangerous as ever, as...
  • AZ: Prohibition on Fees, Taxes, or Encumbrances on the Private Sale of Firearms

    04/22/2016 12:11:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Doug Ducey of Arizona signed HB 224, which protects the right to transfer firearms in private transactions, without fee, tax or encumbrance, into law on 30 March, 2016.  The law went into effect on 31 March. From the Governor's Office: "This bill protects the Second Amendment freedoms of Arizonans by allowing for the exchange of firearms without assessments or penalties imposed by state and local government.” The law is succinct and easily understood, a nice contrast with much legislation that is passed in recent times.  From cqstatetrack.com: CHAPTER 36 PRIVATE FIREARM TRANSACTIONS ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS 44-7851. Definitions...
  • AZ: Media Company Pays for Firearms Safety Instruction

    04/04/2016 6:02:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Westernjournalism.com Another company has paid for firearms safety training for employees.  What is interesting about this company is that it is a media company.  After decades of dominance by philosophically identical members of a media that propagandized for more and more infringements on the Second Amendment, this is a refreshing difference.  Not surprisingly, the media company is part of the new media. From westernjournalism.com: Liftable Media, Inc., the parent company of Western Journalism, paid for its employees to go through a concealed carry certification course over the weekend. About half of the staff took the company up on...
  • No Money for Gov Subunits That Violate Constitution or Law

    03/30/2016 6:53:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona Citizens Defense League Needs Your Help Persuading Legislators In Arizona on 17 March, 2016, Governor Ducey signed into law SB1487.  The law gives legislators and the State Attorney General a way to sanction lower units of government who flout the State Constitution and State law.  How does it work? From the bill(pdf)41-194.01. Violations of state law by counties, cities and towns; attorney general investigation; report; withholding of state shared revenue A. AT THE REQUEST OF ONE OR MORE MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SHALL INVESTIGATE ANY ORDINANCE, REGULATION, ORDER OR OTHER OFFICIAL ACTION ADOPTED OR TAKEN BY...
  • Arizona AG Brnovich: There Has Been ‘Huge Spike’ In Money Transfers on Border to Middle East

    03/23/2016 2:47:49 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    breitbart. ^ | 23 Mar 2016 | IAN HANCHETT
    Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) said that “We’ve seen a huge spike in money transfers coming from places like Nogales on the border, to Middle Eastern countries” during the Fox Business Network’s coverage of the Arizona primary on Tuesday. Brnovich stated “Arizona is on the frontline, and we have seen consequences of what has happened when we’ve had an unsecured porous border. "I know when you talk to the ranchers down there, they’re concerned because they have found coins from Middle East."We’ve seen a huge spike in money transfers coming from places like Nogales on the border, to Middle...
  • Phoenix Mayor Stanton Calls for Dept. of Justice Investigation

    03/23/2016 2:41:27 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 14 replies
    12 News ^ | 03/23/16 | KPNX
    HOENIX - Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton wrote an open letter to United States attorney general Loretta Lynch requesting an investigation into Tuesday's issues for Arizona voters in the presidential preference election.
  • Bernie Sanders Calls for Immigration Reform During U.S.-Mexico Border Visit

    03/20/2016 4:16:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 20, 2016 | Danny Freeman
    NOGALES, Arizona -- Jessica Elizabeth Orellana Diaz wanted her voice to be heard by Bernie Sanders, even if he needed a translator to understand it. "Mi unica esperanza es llegar a este país," Orellana told Sanders after describing her painful journey of leaving El Salvador to seek asylum in the United States. "Her only hope is to come to this country," Arizonan and DREAMer Julio Zuniga said in English, translating for the Vermont senator. Sanders made his first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border of the presidential campaign Saturday, and speaking in the foreground of the wall dividing two countries said...
  • Police Officer Brandon Tatum Talks About His Experience At the Trump Rally in Tucson (VIDEO)

    03/20/2016 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/20/2016
    Brandon Tatum My experience at Donald Trump's rally in Tucson, AZ. brandon tatum speaks of his experience at a trump rally.
  • The Trump/leftist agigator incident in Tucson, AZ(The Bezerkley of AZ)

    03/20/2016 3:46:07 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
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  • VIRAL VIDEO: Black cop tells the TRUTH about Trump rallies

    03/20/2016 11:51:35 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 73 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-20-16 | Ricky Vaughn
    Published on Mar 20, 2016 Tucson Police Officer tells the TRUTH about his experience at a Trump rally. https://www.facebook.com/Tatumbug34/v...
  • McCain Adviser: Cruz Will Pull Upset Win in Arizona

    03/19/2016 6:08:07 PM PDT · by John Valentine · 282 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    ed Cruz will grab an upset win over Donald Trump in Arizona's presidential primary election on Tuesday, as he's the "only candidate with any kind of organization out here," a close confidant of Sen. John McCain predicts. "They have him positioned to spring the upset," Kurt Davis, a GOP operative in Arizona, told The Hill. "They just have to deliver."
  • TRUMP BALLOT SECURITY PROJECT

    03/19/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
    A project of the Committee To Restore America's Greatness CONTACT 1-855-245-4634 TO REPORT IRREGULARITIES OR VOTER FRAUD. The Trump Ballot Security Project was formed when the main stream media reported dozens of voting irregularities in the Texas Republican primary. This ultimately totaled over 600 reports in at least six counties including Dallas County and Travis County. In virtually every case votes cast for Donald J. Trump were tallied for Senator Marco Rubio. We established a Toll Free number to collect further reports of voter irregularities. Almost immediately there were over 300 complaints from Oklahoma. Only a week later the Kansas...
  • Anti-Donald Trump protesters block Ariz. road

    03/19/2016 1:49:39 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 86 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/19/16 | Meg Wagner
    Make America late again. Anti-Donald Trump protesters blocked an Arizona highway and created a traffic nightmare in a bid to keep the GOP front-runner and his supporters from attending a Saturday rally in Fountain Hills.
  • AZ: House Passes Second Amendment Protection

    03/12/2016 6:19:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
     Armed Second Amendment Supporters at the Arizona State Capitol A bill to shore up protections for Second Amendment rights, HB 2524,  has passed the Arizona House by substantial margins, 35 to 24.  The bill would have Arizona join with other states in an interstate compact, to prevent imposition of restrictions on the transfer of firearms that are stricter than federal law.   From AP at kyma.com: The House has passed a pro-gun bill that would let Arizona join with other states to make themselves exempt from any new rules that would curtail the public’s Second Amendment rights. Republican Rep....
  • Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We’re Sticking With Donald Trump

    03/04/2016 7:45:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 92 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/4/16 | MICHAEL BARBARO, ASHLEY PARKER and JONATHAN MARTIN
    From Michigan to Louisiana to California on Friday, rank-and-file Republicans expressed mystification, dismissal and contempt regarding the instructions that their party’s most high-profile leaders were urgently handing down to them: Reject and defeat Donald J. Trump. Their angry reactions, in the 24 hours since Mitt Romney and John McCain urged millions of voters to cooperate in a grand strategy to undermine Mr. Trump’s candidacy, have captured the seemingly inexorable force of a movement that still puzzles the Republican elite and now threatens to unravel the party they hold dear. In interviews, even lifelong Republicans who cast a ballot for Mr....
  • Former Arizona governor Jan Brewer, prominent voice on immigration reform, endorses Donald Trump

    02/27/2016 2:30:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal
    "A nation without borders is like a house without walls – it collapses. As Arizona's Governor, I witnessed too much heartache, loss and suffering caused by illegal immigration," Brewer said in a statement announcing her endorsement. "For years I pleaded with the federal government to do their job and secure our border. Today, we can elect a President who will do just that — Donald J. Trump."
  • AZ: Judge Dan Slayton Refuses to Reduce 2 Million Dollar Bail in Flagstaff Campus Self Defense Case

    02/26/2016 5:12:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from abc.15.com Superior Court Judge Dan Slayton refused to reduce the 2 Million dollar bail for Steven Jones, who pleaded self defense last year after being beat and chased by a group of fraternity men at Northern Arizona University.   The prosecutor's office is the Coconino County Attorneys office out of Flagstaff. It is the same prosecutor's office that handled the infamous Harold Fish case.  Fish also pleaded self defense.  Prosecutors mishandled the Fish case.  He spent three years in prison until an appeals court overturned the conviction and released him pending a new trial. Coconino prosecutors asked the...
  • AZ: State Aims to Use Federal System to Protect Citizens Rights

    02/26/2016 4:57:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona Capitol Demonstration in favor of Second Amendment 2013 As the media cartel loses its power to define the agenda and dictate the terms of debate, states are starting to reassert their power to protect their citizens from an out of control federal government.  A number of states have already passed laws that serve to reign in federal power over the regulation of guns.  From nbcnews.com:  In Idaho, the Legislature unanimously passed a law this year to keep any future federal gun measures from being enforced in the state. In Kansas, a law passed last year says federal regulation...
  • AZ: Reloading Accident Fires House; Bullets Bounce off Firefighters, Trucks

    02/17/2016 7:33:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture courtesy 12news.com A house fire in Gilbert, Arizona, appears to be a rare case of a reloading accident getting out of hand.  No one has determined the cause of the accident.  I hope that smoking was not involved.  One of the things forbidden to reloaders is to smoke while engaged in the hobby.  The reloader suffered burns to his face and upper body.  That is likely why the fire got out of hand.  It would not have taken much to get the three vehicles out of the garage.  Their loss was certainly a substantial percentage of the total...
  • Are Senator McCain’s 2016 Re-election Hopes in Trouble?

    02/04/2016 3:47:12 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 2/4/16 | Nate Madden
    Things aren’t looking good for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), as leaked data from two polls shows his 33-year congressional tenure may not survive the 2016 election cycle. "Senator McCain's key fundamentals are all very poor," reads a polling memo leaked from an anonymous pollster in the Grand Canyon State. "His ballot, his image, his job approval and his hard re-elect all suggest that he is an incredibly vulnerable incumbent as we head into 2016." A memo regarding accompanying polling data gathered between January 56 explains McCain's weaknesses in detail, referring to majority negative opinions on both job approval and personal...
  • Feds Grabbing Power Prosecuting 'The Creek' - Colorado City & Hildale

    01/25/2016 7:03:43 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 19 replies
    Freep | 1/25/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    You don't have to be a supporter of Warren Jeffs to object to the Federal Government prosecuting "The Creek" - Colorado City and Hildale, for denying basic municipal services to non-believers of the Fundamentalist LDS. Their personal crimes will be punished eventually. Why don't the feds go after the criminal governments of Flint and Chicago?
  • LIVE Stream Donald Trump Speaks in Mesa, AZ

    12/16/2015 10:57:43 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 99 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 12-16-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump holding a campaign rally in Mesa, AZ at International Air Response NOW. Live streams below: http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-campaign-event-in-mesa-az-12-16-15/ shift.msnbc.com
  • AZ ‘School Shooter’ Case has Surprise Toxicology Results

    12/13/2015 4:58:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have previously written about the Northern Arizona University 'School Shooting' and that it may have been a legitimate case of defense of self and others.    It was clear that the 'school shooter' had been attacked, had been pursued, had articulated a fear for his life, had cooperated with the police, and that the people that he shot all belonged to the same fraternity.   In that article, I hoped that toxicology tests had been done for everyone involved. Blood should have been drawn from Jones and the others involved to determine blood alcohol levels or the presence of...
  • AZ: Sheriff Joe Arpaio asks for Help from Armed Citizens

    12/06/2015 5:44:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio now rests near the top of those chief peace officers who vocally support defense of self and others, and exercise of Second Amendment rights.  Not only did he ask concealed carriers to protect themselves and each other, but open carriers as well.  From fox10Phoenix.com Surrounded by his posse, Sheriff Joe Arpaio asked armed citizens to help protect malls this holiday season. Arpaio says nearly 250,000 Arizonans carry concealed weapons and many more are carrying in the open. "I'm asking for that group to make sure that if some violent activity occurs that they take action to...
  • Kelli Ward Resigns to Focus on Republican Primary Challenge (against McCain)

    12/05/2015 3:57:42 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    naztoday.com ^ | 12/4/15
    Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward announced Wednesday that she will resign from the state senate. Senator Ward, who represents Legislative District 6 and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors, will step down on December 15. Ward's focus will be on the on the Republican Primary challenge against current five term Ariz. Senator and former Republican Presidential Candidate John McCain.
  • ‘School Shooting’ May have been Self Defense

    11/29/2015 7:05:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 November,2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The incident widely reported as a rampage 'school shooting' in Arizona at the Flagstaff campus on October 9th may have been legitimate self defense.   If you look closely at the photograph, it is clear that Steven Jones suffered some blows to the head.  His lower lip is swollen, and you can see abrasions on it and one to the his right below the lip.  There is also a abrasion just to his left and above his left eyebrow.  It appears that Jones had legal possession of the Glock pistol.  It would have been legal for him to have...
  • Navajo Indian And Democratic Senator Leaves To Join GOP

    11/24/2015 12:38:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 23, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Arizona Democratic State Senator Carlyle Begay announced Monday he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican. Senator Begay is a Navajo Indian and represents an area of Arizona which encompasses the Navajo and Hopi reservations. Begay told the Arizona Republican, "the Republican Party better reflects the values of self-determination and self-empowerment that he holds and wants to emphasize to his district." To announce his decision, Begay released a two-minute video entitled "Change Must Happen Now" explaining his reasoning. Citing the failing education system, high dropout rate, crumbling infrastructure and unemployment rates "as high as 80 percent" in parts...
  • Free .22 Ammunition at Gun Show, 2015

    11/21/2015 7:16:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I attended the first gun show of the season in Yuma.  I paid $60 to rent a table and give away free .22 ammunition.  I have more than I will likely shoot in my lifetime, purchased when the prices were much lower.I could sell it, but the Bible says that generosity is a virtue.  I am curious about human nature. and the lingering lack of .22 on store shelves prompted me to give away some bulk Remington golden bullets.   I used the event to promote the blog where I do most of my writing, Gun Watch. I gave away...
  • Open Carry in Yuma Medical Facilities

    11/19/2015 8:11:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I regularly open carry around town in Yuma, Arizona.   A couple of months ago, my Doctor recommended that I undergo a series of tests, mostly as a precaution.  My Doctor and I get along quite well.  She has never offered any complaint about my open carry in her office, and it has become something of a joke with the receptionist that I have to remove a considerable amount  of gear, including pistol, knife, phone, keys and other items before I weigh in.My first personal physician in Yuma never had a problem either; he is a competitive shooter and worked...
  • Book Review: Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder

    11/17/2015 4:26:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Intrepid Explorer: The Autobiography of the World's Best Mine Finder, by J. David Lowell 496 pages, Published by Sentinel Peak Press, University of Arizona, 2014 J. David Lowell is a hero directly out of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, but in real life.  This little promoted book is an inspirational account of a life built on the American dream, a questioning and active mind, physical courage and achievement that enriched the entire world.  The book is a true life adventure novel.  It was hard to put down.  I read longer into the night than I should have. It was impossible...
  • AZ Sheriff: 67,000 Criminal Illegals ‘Have Been Released Into Our Community’

    11/13/2015 3:46:33 PM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/12/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Pinal County, AZ Sheriff and Congressional candidate Paul Babeu (R) said, “67,000 criminal illegals, the violent ones, have been released into our community” and that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s deportation plan is “logistically very difficult” in addition to stating, “we’re not going to build the great wall of Mexico” on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360.”
  • Armed Biker Displays Gun to Open Carrier in Yuma

    11/09/2015 1:16:13 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I stopped to fuel up at a local gas station. The price was $1.93 a gallon.  I was open carrying my old Glock 17.   As I came out the door, the biker was standing beside this beautiful Indian motorcycle.  I said "Nice bike", and he replied, "What are you carrying?"Glock 17, I said, and he pulled open his vest to show me his S&W M&P.  He was an armed biker.   His vest proudly proclaimed that he was a Vietnam Vet.  I said that while I had been in service during Vietnam, my tour was in California, at...
  • AZ:More Open Carry at the Vertical Church

    11/05/2015 5:28:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was on Security detail at my church again.  They keep the temperature cool, so I was wearing a jacket.  One of the difficulties of open carry is that it becomes awkward when you are wearing clothes to keep warm.  So I was carrying casually concealed. Glocks are popular I did not mind the temperature.  I am acclimated to warmer temps; but it is easier to for me to put on a jacket than it is for someone who likes it a bit cooler to remove their skin. I noticed five open carriers, and at least one other concealed...