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  • 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
  • Man records rattlesnakes fighting for dominance on his patio

    09/24/2016 4:16:52 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 74 replies
    ABC15 ^ | September 22, 2016 | Joe Bartels
    RIO VERDE, AZ - It was an epic battle between two rattlesnakes and it was all caught on camera. The wrestling match went down Wednesday night, in the backyard of a home near Dynamite and Pima. Bryan Detwiler says his patio became a ring-side seat.
  • Open Carry at the Gas Station with Colorado Visitor

    09/15/2016 4:41:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    I often open carry, especially in the summer when the temperatures make concealed carry a bit more cumbersome.  I was open carrying at this Yuma, Arizona gas station when a man approached me. He asked if Arizona were an open carry state.  I said that it was, and went on to explain that most states were.  He said he was from Colorado, where open carry was forbidden in some cities.  Yes, I said, the Colorado Supreme Court had made a weird decision that Denver could ignore state law.  He said the city of Aurora also prohibited open carry in...
  • Young Hunters Score in Yuma Dove Hunt

    09/12/2016 6:03:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 Sept, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mason and Joe after a successful day's hunt. As many have learned, teaching a skill can be more enjoyable than exercising it. Last year I took Joe hunting, and he shot his first doves.  In between seasons, I taught him to drive.  This year I asked if he wanted to go hunting again, and he did.  He asked if he could bring a friend, Mason.  Mason had already been dove hunting, he said.  After a few questions, I agreed.  Mason is 16.  The boys were up and ready at 05:30, as I had asked.  It was gratifying to see...
  • Flake: Can't See Myself Voting for Trump

    09/02/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Hildy · 118 replies
    The Mohave Valley Daily News ^ | September 2, 2016 | Neil Young
    BULLHEAD CITY — Arizona U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake says he still has issues with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and is unlikely to vote for him. Flake, in Bullhead City on Wednesday, gave an exclusive interview to the Mohave Valley Daily News. “I’m not part of the ‘never Trump’ movement. I want to be able to vote for him, but I can’t see myself doing that, unless he changes the positions he’s taken and the language he’s used,” Flake said. “I don’t think he can win the presidency and if he doesn’t change the way he’s campaigned, I don’t think...
  • The Official Arizona Senatorial Primary Day Thread Ward v McCain, 08/30/16

    08/29/2016 4:12:39 PM PDT · by taildragger · 229 replies
    08/29/16 | Taildragger
    Folks, starting early, however please post all info on Kelli Ward vs John McCain. Thanks!
  • Dear Arizona Voters, Please Remind Yourself of this 2011 Video Before Voting Today…

    08/30/2016 2:57:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 8/30/16 | Sundance
    The last federal budget was signed into law September of 2007 for fiscal year 2008. Almost a decade has passed without a federal budget. The 2009 ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), otherwise known as “The $1,000,000,000,000 ’09 Stimulus Bill”, has been spent every year for the past 7 fiscal years. That’s correct. Due to no budget, and base-line budgeting continuous resolutions, aka “omnibus bills”, we’ve spent the 2009 “Stimulus Bill” seven more times. Each year, for seven consecutive years. Ask yourself: Where did it go?
  • BREAKING: FBI Says Hackers Breached U.S. Election Systems

    08/29/2016 8:04:51 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 74 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 8/29/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The FBI is sending out a warning that two local state election boards were breached by foreign hackers. This comes amid increasing concerns from Donald Trump supporters about the possibility of a “rigged” election. Several news outlets are reporting that the hacking occurred in Arizona and Illinois. In a bulletin the FBI wrote: The FBI received information of an additional IP address, 5.149.249.172, which was detected in the July 2016 compromise of a state’s Board of Election Web site. Additionally, in August 2016 attempted intrusion activities into another state’s Board of Election system identified the IP address, 185.104.9.39 used in...
  • AZ: Gun for Hire

    08/26/2016 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving to the Ranch through the Mohawk valley, east of Yuma, I noticed the gentleman pictured above.  I stopped to take his picture and determine his business. You can see that the soil in this area is a fluffy loam.  It is highly productive, irrigated by Colorado River water.  This area near Yuma is some of the most productive agricultural land in the United States and in the world. Leo did not mind having his picture taken.  I asked him if he were guarding the field from birds that would eat the seeds.  No, he said, ground squirrels. He...
  • Poster Woman for Fatal Gun Accident w/AK Clone

    08/23/2016 7:04:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Pick up a loaded AK clone, point it at your boyfriend's face at point blank range while you pin him to the bed.  The gun just "went off".  He is dead, and the woman is charged with negligent homicide. I wonder if Rosario was right handed.  Are those bruises below her left eye? The articles note that Gabriella does not have any prior arrests.  I found two for a Rosario Soto Leon in the Phoenix area, one on March 7th, another on April 20th, both in Maricopa County. Without further ID, it is impossible to know if it is...
  • West Enders: Never surrender!

    08/11/2016 9:02:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    West Enders: Never surrender! Efforts to rejuvenate the West End are not new in this community’s history. Mayor Rick Mueller reminded us of that fact during his “Spotlight” speech Tuesday morning at the Windemere Hotel and Conference Center. Technical problems prevented Mayor Mueller from starting his remarks with the benefit of a supporting video. All he had were a fist-full of notes and his decades-long memories of what Sierra Vista was like in its earlier days. That was more than enough. In the late ’90s, he and another local politician, Pat Call, invested themselves in doing something about the West...
  • 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)

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    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)

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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
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  • 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."
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    03/19/2016 4:36:52 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 30 replies
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