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  • 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 · 7 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...
  • Conservative Chided for Echoing Michael Bloomberg on Disarming Blacks

    10/21/2015 7:07:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A number of outlets have criticized Randy Pullen, a former Arizona Republican Party Chairman who tweeted on black crime and guns during the Democrat debate. It was one of quite a few tweeted by Pullen during the Democrat debate.  It simply echoed the prescription put out by the infamous disarmist, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, over seven months ago.On February 6th, 2015, the former Mayor of New York City said essentially the same thing.   From aspentimes.com: Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to...
  • Open Carry at the 2015 Gun Rights Policy Conference

    10/01/2015 7:54:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I arrived at the 2015 Gun Rights Policy Conference on Friday afternoon, 25 September, at about 1600 (4 p.m.).  I was openly carrying my old Glock 17, as I usually do.  It was an unseasonably warm late September day, with the temperature at 103.   There had been some Internet rumors about the Sheraton Crescent banning open carry; I had not seen anything in my contract with them or any sign on the door.  When I was there a few years ago at the Arizona Citizen Defense League annual meeting, the room had been full of open carriers. I had...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. “Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,” Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s failure to take advantage of the...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • AZ: Open Carry at the UPS Store

    09/17/2015 5:43:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been a customer of the UPS Stores in Yuma for years.  I used their services to prepare targets and handouts for the concealed carry courses that I taught.  They have always been open carry friendly and have been very helpful.  A few days ago, I was having a few copies made.   I had purchased their pre-paid copy cards, and had enough left over to last me for quite a while.  Lupe Paz was behind the counter and asked me if I was carrying a Glock .40.  I said no, it was a 9 mm.  We had a...
  • Phoenix Moms Demand Action Event Crashed by Second Amendment Supporters

    09/16/2015 10:57:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Thursday, September 10th, the Moms Demand Action organization, held a rally in Phoenix.  A little over 20 people showed up.  At least three people present were Second Amendment supporters. Two of the Second Amendment supporters carried large signs that made the rally appear to be in support of the Second Amendment. Dr. Peter Steinmetz was one of the Second Amendment supporters that was present.  He reports: One of the leaders initially asked us “respectfully, to please go across the street and demonstrate there”. I noted that this appeared to be a public street and that we were there to support...
  • Disarm: Defender Shot with High Point Carbine

    09/12/2015 6:03:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch | 11 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    This High Point Carbine was taken from a home defender in Arizona. Long guns offer a lot of advantages as defensive arms.  They are easier to hit with, offer increased practical ranges, and can have more power and deterrent value.  They have disadvantages;  it is easier to take a long gun from a person than it is to take a handgun.  Disarms of armed defenders are rare.  Cases where the disarmed defender is shot with their own gun, much rarer.  It happened in Arizona a week ago.  From trivalleycentral.com: APACHE JUNCTION — Pinal County authorities say an Apache Junction-area...
  • Tucson City Council asks gun dealers to follow Brady Bill code of conduct (AZ)

    Tucson City Council leaders voted unanimously to support stricter gun control with a memorial resolution Wednesday night, and are asking licensed gun dealers to abide by the Brady Bill code of conduct. The bill includes the following: •Asking gun dealers to work to prevent sales to straw purchasers, or those buying guns for others. •Asking dealers not to sell guns until results of a background check are in - right now a loophole allows dealers to sell at will if the results come back as "delayed." •Asking dealers to train workers to spot risky buyers. •Working with police to prevent...
  • AZ: Open Carry at the Vertical Church in Yuma

    08/28/2015 4:30:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was on the security detail at The Vertical Church on Sunday.  I noticed that Jeremy was open carrying, so I asked him if I could take a picture after the service.  He was kind enough to wait with his lovely wife until I handed off to the next volunteer.  Then we stepped outside to take the picture.  The lobby was fairly crowded.  We are having record numbers attend for August in Yuma! The can in his left hand is non-alcoholic, they are sold in the Church lobby.  The pistol is a Sig Sauer P220 in .45 ACP.  Carrying...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Harbor Freight

    08/25/2015 5:11:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The pistol range at the Ranch needed some trimming, so I stopped at Harbor Freight to pick up some inexpensive tools.  That is a bow saw on the counter.  The couple behind me were gracious and volunteered to take my picture. Hispanic? Black? Caucasian? Mixed?  I could not tell, but they were the type of people that a civilization needs to thrive.  I thought they might be immigrants, but their English was perfect and colloquial.  Yuma is a pretty cosmopolitan place.  They were polite, helpful, and friendly. Courtni, the clerk at the counter, was also helpful and friendly.  She...
  • AZ: Open Carrier in Yuma Walmart

    08/20/2015 3:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I walked up to a checkout line at the Wal-Mart, and was pleased to see another open carrier ahead of me.  I asked if I could take his picture.  He was pleasant and accommodating. I heard him joking with the checkout lady.  It was obvious that he was a regular customer.  It looks like a real working outfit to me, not one worn just for style.  He agreed to have another picture taken in the entrance, to show the pistol a bit more clearly. We talked for a bit about the few locations that still ban guns in Yuma....
  • Kelli Ward to WIN Primary vs. John McCain

    07/15/2015 6:54:21 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 27 replies
    Kelli Ward ^ | 7/15/2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    She is a state senator, a doctor and the only one brave enough to take John McCain on. She has a video..Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate She's all in. Has national management. Raised hundreds of thousands just locally. She's smart, attractive, people love her and she's conservative.From her website www.kelliward.com:Meet Dr. Kelli Ward It has been my life’s honor to represent the people of Arizona’s Fifth Legislative District as their senator. I understand and truly appreciate the trust and support they have given me to do what is right. But when I look at what’s happening in our federal government,...
  • Open Carry at Meteor Crater Rim

    08/10/2015 5:59:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When I was on vacation to the Meteor Crater in Arizona, I open carried into the museum and display area, and on the tour.  The guard/ticket seller at the front entrance never blinked.  I listened to the tour guide tell us of some of the history, and I asked a question or two.  I must have caught the attention of a presumably Navajo grandmother with her family.  She might have been my age, give or take a few years. She asked me if I believed what the tour guide had told us.  I said that I believed most of...
  • Traveling hairdresser arrested for voyeurism

    07/26/2015 4:44:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    KPHO ^ | 7/26/15 | Tami Hoey
    A man investigators say has been traveling across the state taking pictures of women up their skirts has been arrested.On July 24, 2015, U.S. Marshals and members of the Arizona W.A.N.T.E.D Violent Offender Task Force arrested James Hickey, 53, in Flagstaff, AZ.Hickey was wanted by the Flagstaff Police Department, Salt River Police Department, Phoenix Police Department, Scottsdale Police Department, Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, and Huntington Beach Police Department on felony arrest warrants for voyeurism, fourteen counts of surreptitious videotaping, and probation violation.Investigators claim Hickey was traveling to different cities within Arizona and going to houses and apartment complexes posing as...
  • Family Hit By High Illegal Driver Lashes Out

    07/20/2015 4:32:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/20/15 | Brian Lilley
    "I’m super angry," Tricia Bracho told ABC 15 in Phoenix, AZ. The single mother of two who lives in Maricopa, just south of Phoenix, was hit head on by a car driven by an illegal immigrant on July 4. Like so many stories of late, the perp in this case should not have been in the country. Manuel Perez-Vasquez, a 29 year-old illegal, has been deported six times since May 2012 and was high on marijuana while driving. Bracho said she was just three miles from home with her one year-old daughter and four year-old son when she tried to...
  • McCain faces challenger in GOP primary

    07/15/2015 7:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/15/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Sen. John McCain, Arizona senator – and a Republican In Name Only to tea-party types – is going to face an election year challenge from Kelli Ward, a 46-year-old doctor and second-term Arizona state senator. Hundreds of supporters packed into a Lake Havasu City banquet room to hear her official announcement: “I, Dr. Kelli Ward, a proud mom, a physician, a military wife and yes, I am running for the United States Senate,” Breitbart reported. McCain has been serving in Washington, D.C., since 1983. He faces a re-election battle in 2016.