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  • After Passage of “Sportsmen’s Heritage Act,” BLM Backs Down on Shooting Ban

    05/22/2012 5:15:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- On May 11, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it was abandoning the effort to ban recreational shooting on the Sonoran Desert National Monument in Arizona. BLM released a new proposed management plan that protects “monument objects and values” through best management practices, but does not close the monument to shooters. This announcement is a major victory for gun owners, as it reversed BLM’s intent to close the half million-acre SDNM to recreational shooting. The original SDNM plan mirrored BLM’s decision last year to drive shooters out of the Ironwood Forest National Monument, also in Arizona....
  • Alabama Governor Signs Revised Immigration Law – Illegal Alien Advocates Enraged

    05/19/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe Alabama Legislature scored a huge victory on Friday, as Gov. Robert Bentley reluctantly signed immigration law H.B. 658 - after legislators refused to "moderate" provisions Bentley (and open-borders activists) had complained were too "harsh" against illegal aliens. Alabama's immigration law H.B. 56, patterned after Arizona's S.B. 1070, passed in 2011, and has been called the toughest state immigration law in America. But several issues were causing legal Alabamans longer lines to obtain state documents and foreign executives issues with being detained, and those provisions were fixed in the new bill. But H.B. 658 (PDF) also...
  • VIDEO: McCain Says President Obama Will Remain On Arizona Ballot Despite Birther Threats

    05/19/2012 9:09:25 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 74 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 18, 2012 | Nick Martin
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said late Friday that President Obama will remain on Arizona’s ballot despite conspiracy theory-fueled threats from the state’s top election official. “The president of the United States is not going to be taken off the ballot,” McCain told Phoenix television station KPNX.
  • Poll:Should Secretary of State Ken Bennett remove President Obama from the November ballot (AZ)

    05/19/2012 8:58:07 AM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 9 replies
    KGUN 9 TV Tucson ^ | 5-19-2012 | KGUN 9 TV Tucson
    Should Secretary of State Ken Bennett remove President Obama from the November ballot if he fails to provide a birth certificate? Yes No Undecided
  • Ariz. Sec. of State Wants to See Proof of Obama’s Citizenship [Obama Is Not "Natural Born Citizen"!]

    05/18/2012 2:06:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    ABCNews ^ | May 18, 2012 | Jonathan Karl
    May 18, 2012 Jonathan Karl Ariz. Sec. of State Wants to See Proof of Obama’s Citizenship Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants you to know that he is not a birther, but he says he wants proof of Barack Obama’s citizenship before putting his name on the Arizona ballot. In a radio interview today, Bennett said he is just doing his job of making sure “that those people whose names are on the ballot have met the qualifications for the office they are seeking.” He says he has been trying for eight weeks to get documents from Hawaii. In...
  • Two people dead after shooting

    05/16/2012 4:29:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    kyma ^ | 11 May, 2012 | NA
    The Yuma Police Department confirms two people who were shot Friday night have died. It happened at 10:20 p.m. on the 2600 block of Donna Avenue. According to YPD Jason Snelling, 27, and Glenn Curry, 26, were shot and killed after a confrontation with another man. YPD has now released the identity of the shooter as Daniel Dillman, 23. The initial information suggests that Dillman's life had been threatened by Snelling and Curry immediately before the shooting. Curry was armed with a knife which had been utilized to break out windows on the vehicle that Dillman was seated in at...
  • DOJ’s ‘Proof’ of Sheriff Joe’s ‘Racial Discrimination’ is Photo of a Chihuahua? Seriously?

    05/11/2012 12:56:53 PM PDT · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona If you needed a symbol of the utterly preposterous lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriffs Department (MCSO), this may well be it. On page 2 of the 32-page complaint, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, the Department of Justice references "insensitive" emails sent by MCSO employees. The prima fascie evidence? Read for yourself... MCSO supervisors involved in immigration enforcement have expressed anti-Latino bias, in one instance widely distributing an email that included a photograph of a Chihuahua dog dressed in swimming gear with the caption “A Rare Photo of...
  • New Mexico Restores Arizona CCW Reciprocity

    05/06/2012 3:44:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 4 May, 2012 | gvaldeg1
    There has been a lot of confusion and angst about New Mexico dropping recognition of the Arizona CCW (along with 10 other states). Fortunately Gov. Susana Martinez reacted to the tsunami or firestorm of emails and had the New Mexico DPS restore those reciprocities and recognitions. As of May 1, 2012 this is the reciprocity list: http://www.dps.nm.org/index.php/nm-c...ty-agreements/ Gov. Martinez is an NRA member and made perfect scores on the live fire portion on the NM CCW permit test with the 45 auto and 38 revolver. I hope that this allays a lot of the consternation that has resulted from this....
  • Sine Die!(AZCDL end of legislative session)

    05/06/2012 3:18:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    AzCDL ^ | 5 May, 2012 | AzCDL
    The 2012 legislative session officially ended on May 3, 2012. The Senate adjourned at 8:22 PM. The House adjourned at 8:25 PM. To view a summary of legislation that AzCDL monitored this session, along with each bill’s current status, visit our Bill Tracking page. The following are firearms related bills that were signed by the Governor this session. The effective date on these legislative changes is August 2nd, 90 days after Sine Die. HB 2457, which allows the possession of an otherwise “prohibited” weapon (i.e., for self-defense) while hunting, was signed by the Governor on April 10th. HB 2639, the...
  • Sheriff Joe Sweeps Nab 49 Illegals – Including One Armed with AK-47

    05/03/2012 4:54:38 PM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-02-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona It's been a busy week for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) deputies, as they have captured 49 illegal aliens being smuggled into the U.S. in multi-point sweeps across the region over the past 5 days, including 15 arrested this morning alone. And as in nearly 80% of such cases involving MCSO, most of the illegals were headed for states other than Arizona. On Tuesday afternoon, sheriff's detectives were investigating two vehicles near Fountain Hills for human smuggling. The first vehicle contained 10 illegal aliens, including the coyote, which were heading...
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law

    04/25/2012 9:57:32 AM PDT · by DBeers · 22 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 25, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    Supreme Court justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.Liberal and conservative justices reacted skeptically to the Obama administration's argument that the state exceeded its authority when it made the records check, and another provision allowing suspected illegal immigrants to be arrested without a warrant, part of Arizona law aimed at driving illegal immigrants elsewhere."You can see it's not selling very well," Justice Sonia Sotomayor told Obama administration Solicitor General Donald Verrilli.It...
  • No charges over 'reverse Trayvon Martin' shooting in Phoenix area

    04/25/2012 5:25:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-25-12 | David Paulin
    Police have yet to charge a black motorist who shot dead a mentally disabled and unarmed "white Hispanic," Daniel Adkins, in a Taco Bell parking lot near Phoenix earlier this month. The two reportedly exchanged words before the shooting that occurred, according to some accounts, after the motorist almost ran over Adkins who then banged his fist on the car's windshield. The April 3 shooting by the 22-year-old black man -- whom police in suburban Laveen have yet to identify -- has gotten little if any coverage by the national media. Nor has President Obama weighed in on the case....
  • Sheriff Joe releasing more on Obama (Explosive)

    04/24/2012 6:32:44 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 206 replies
    WND ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio finds himself under increasing attack as he prepares to release new findings in his investigation of President Obama’s eligibility for the state’s 2012 election ballot. “I have no intention of resigning,” said Arpaio, who is running for his sixth term as sheriff of Maricopa County. “They forget I have a four-decades long career in federal law enforcement that includes having been a special agent for the FBI and having worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Turkey and Mexico. WND previously reported the intensity of attacks on Arpaio...
  • Response to Arizona Article Complaining About Lax Concealed Carry Issuance Standards

    04/23/2012 8:17:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    guns.com ^ | 20 April, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Kellie Mejdrich of the Arizona-Sonora News Service wrote an article for the Tucson Sentinel in which she describes how easy it is for an Arizona resident to obtain a concealed carry permit and then implies the state needs tougher CCW issuance standards. I know some of you are shaking your heads right now saying, “I thought Arizona was one of the four states that approved Constitutional carry, why would one even need to obtain a CCW license?” Well, you’re correct on that, but as she pointed out in her article: In Arizona, hip slingers needn’t worry themselves over a permits...
  • Virginia's Anti-NDAA Bill Set to Become Law; Ariz. Joins the Fight

    04/23/2012 6:20:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 April, 2012 | Joe Wolverton, II
    After agreeing to changes suggested by Governor Bob McDonnell, both houses of the state legislature of Virginia passed HB 1160, the bill sponsored (and shepherded) by Delegate Bob Marshall (left) that prohibits state officers and agents from participating in the unconstitutional detention of citizens of the Old Dominion. Neither the vote in the state House of Delegates nor the state Senate was even close: the House approved the measure 89-7 and the Senate followed suit later in the day voting 36-1 to make HB 1160 the law in Virginia. In an interview with The New American, Delegate Marshall described the...
  • Action Alert: Tell Governor Brewer To Sign SB1182 (Anti NDAA Bill)

    04/23/2012 6:15:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Flag Liberty Blog ^ | 21 April, 2012 | Elisha Dorfsmith
    As many of my readers know, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is the biggest violation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights since the Patriot Act! The Arizona house and senate have just passed a bill (SB1182) that says Arizona will NOT enforce this unconstitutional law. The bill is now being sent to Governor Brewer. Please call and write Governor Brewer and ask her to sign SB1182! We need to do everything we can to keep the NDAA from being enforced in Arizona. You can contact Brewer here: http://azgovernor.gov/contact.asp More info on this bill here: http://azdailysun.com/news/local/state-and-regional/lawmakers-push-bills-superseding-fed-laws/article_9b043884-cf76-51dd-990f-11d48347b817.html
  • State acts to thwart US law on terrorism(AZ Barf alert)

    04/23/2012 6:08:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    azstarnet.com ^ | 20 April, 2012 | NA
    PHOENIX - State legislators have all but finalized a law making it a crime for any state official or employee to assist in the enforcement of a federal anti-terrorism law. SB 1182 would block state employees from enforcing two sections of the new National Defense Authorization Act dealing with when the federal government can detain people - including U.S. citizens - suspected of involvement in terrorism. The proposed state legislation, which passed the House Thursday on a 34-24 vote, would make helping the feds with that a misdemeanor. That even includes state and local police. A nearly identical version already...
  • Jan Brewer - No Friend of Liberty(AZ)

    04/22/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Phoenix Conservative Examiner ^ | 19 April, 2012 | Wayne Kulick
    Recently, Jan Brewer vetoed HB2729, State Regulation of Firearms. The essence of the bill would prevent, a state agency, or a political subdivision of the state to enact ordinances or rules in accordance with state law that limit or prohibit the possession of firearms on public property unless: * The public property is a secured facility. * There are signs prohibiting the possession of firearms clearly posed at all public entrances, and * There are secure firearm lockers within reasonable proximity to the main public entrance that are under the control of the operator of the property and that allow...
  • Storeowner's Daughter Recounts Violent Robbery Attempt(CA)

    04/18/2012 5:37:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    baycitizen.org ^ | 17 April, 2012 | NA
    The daughter of an East Oakland storeowner on Tuesday recounted an attempted robbery on Monday night in which the would-be robber fired a gun at her mother's head and was then shot at by her father. Officers responded to the shooting at the East Oakland Dollar and More store at 8601 International Blvd. at 9:45 p.m. Police said a suspect entered the store and shot at a clerk. Another worker exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who then took a third clerk in a headlock, dragged him outside, and let him go before fleeing. Enshrah Ayesh, whose family owns the store,...
  • Brewer again vetoes bill allowing guns in public buildings(AZ)

    04/18/2012 5:29:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    azcapitoltimes.com ^ | 17 April, 2012 | Jeremy Duda
    For the second year in a row, Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns in government buildings. HB2729 would have required any government entity in Arizona to allow firearms in public buildings, unless the buildings had adequate security measures to ensure that no one could bring a gun inside. “I vetoed a similar measure last year, and it appears the majority of my concerns were not addressed in House Bill 2729,” Brewer said in her veto letter. “I am a strong proponent of the Second Amendment and I have signed into law numerous...
  • Arizona official who survived shooting urges veto(AZ)

    04/15/2012 10:14:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    phoenix-on.us ^ | 15 April, 2012 | AP
    An official who survived a shooting is urging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill to generally allow guns in public buildings without certain security features. Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox cites the 1997 shooting in which she was wounded by a man in a county building. Brewer also was a supervisor at the time.
  • On Brewer's desk: bill to ease gun limits in public buildings(AZ)

    04/14/2012 7:08:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    azstarnet.com ^ | 13 April, 2012 | NA
    PHOENIX - Guns in public buildings are just a Jan Brewer signature away from being legal, for the second time in two years. On a 19-11 vote, the Senate on Thursday approved overriding existing laws that say governments need only to post a sign at the entrance of a public building to make it illegal for visitors to enter when armed. HB 2729 would still allow government agencies to keep their buildings off-limits to guns, but only if they install metal detectors and armed guards at all entrances. The vote sends the bill to the governor, who vetoed a similar...
  • FReep a Poll:The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would make the Bible <snip> a HS course.

    04/13/2012 9:17:43 AM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 18 replies
    KVOA News 4 Tucson ^ | 4-12-2012 | KVOA News 4 Tucson
    The Arizona Senate has approved a bill that would make the Bible and its role in Western culture the subject of an elective high school course. Yes - I see no problem with an elective course on the Bible. No - there is potential for violating the separation of church and state.
  • AZ Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Guns in Public Buildings

    04/13/2012 6:26:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    knau.org ^ | 12 April, 2012 | Howard Fischer
    State senators gave final approval this afternoon to legislation that could let anyone bring a gun into a public building. Current law says posting a sign makes it illegal to enter with a gun. This legislation adds the requirement of having armed guards and metal detectors. Proponents said the signs are obeyed only by law-abiding citizens, leaving them prey to those who ignore the signs. Sen. Al Melvin said society can be broken down into three groups: The unarmed sheep, armed sheep dogs -- and the wolves who are the bad guys. "It takes sheep dogs to protect the sheep...
  • Congress flooded with calls to probe Obama Eligibility

    04/12/2012 12:15:32 PM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 86 replies
    conservativebyte.com ^ | Apr 11, 2012 | Conservative Byte
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he’s talked to members of his state’s congressional delegation about his Cold Case Posse investigation that suggests there was fraud in the creation of Barack Obama’s birth documentation that was released by the White House in 2011. The investigation also concluded that Obama’s Selective Service registration is the same – a forgery, leading to the obvious question of what happens if Obama legally cannot be president. But he’s seen no results. Now, tens of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands, of people are going to see whether Congress ignores their concerns, too. It’s because of a new...
  • Arizona Legislative Leaders Say No to Requesting Resolution to Secretary of State Bennett

    04/12/2012 6:06:53 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 20 replies
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | April 12, 2012 | Jeff Lichter
    It was reported today that Arizona Senate President Steve Pierce and Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives agreed today to just say NO to the 3,000 petitions delivered to the Legislature on April 2, 2012. Pierce and Tobin refused to even allow the Resolution to be formally written which meant it would never even reach the Rules Committee(s) for further advancement. The Resolution if passed would have required SOS Ken Bennett to send a pre-written letter to DNC National Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz requiring substantive and documented replies to questions posed to her regarding Barack Obama's natural born citizenship,...
  • Police: Teen shot in Chandler by mistake after stealing gun(AZ)

    04/09/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 9 April, 2012 | Katrina Schaefer
    CHANDLER, AZ - A teen is in the hospital and another is in custody after a shooting involving a stolen gun in Chandler this morning. Police at the scene, near Ray and Rural roads, said two 18-year-old men were playing with a gun across from a Circle K. One of the teens allegedly shot the other in the arm by mistake. Police said the two ran to the Circle K to get help and left the gun there. They reportedly told police they were walking near the Circle K and got shot, but police realized the story wasn't adding up...
  • DOJ Breaks Off Negotiations With Defiant Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    04/03/2012 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/3/12 | Jason Ryan
    The Justice Department has cut off negotiations with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and officials with the Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff’s Office in its effort to install an independent monitor to rein in the unconstitutional tactics used by officers there. Arpaio, who calls himself “America’s Toughest Sheriff,” defied the Justice Department suggestion that it could sue the county and the sheriff’s office to force the issue. “I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected Sheriff and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government,”
  • Government plans to sue Arizona sheriff for targeting Latinos

    04/03/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT · by jackv · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-3-12 | Jeremy pelofsky
    The Obama administration on Tuesday, Said it was preparing to sue Arizona County sheriff Joe Arpaio...
  • Az. Bill to Stop Arbitrary Creation of Gun Free Zones Passes Committee

    04/03/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | AZCDL
    Catalina, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- HB 2729, which would require operators of state and local government property, wishing to ban firearms, to control access using law enforcement personnel or armed guards and metal detectors, passed out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, April 2nd. The next step is a Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) hearing. We need to act now! Your letter to your Senator, urging them to support HB 2729, has been prepared and is waiting for you to send at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center: http://capwiz.com/azcdl/issues/alert/?alertid=61148546. It only takes a few mouse clicks to make a big difference. If...
  • U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs

    03/31/2012 8:15:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    USCCB.org ^ | March 27, 2012 | USCCB
    U.S. Bishops, Other Denominations File Amicus Curiae Brief In Supreme Court Case Of Arizona Vs. United States. WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and several other Christian denominations filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Arizona vs. United States, supporting the principle that the federal government controls the enactment and implementation of the nation’s immigration laws. The March 26 brief argued that the federal government is in the best position to protect the well-established goals of family unity and human dignity in the nation’s immigration system. The brief also made the case...
  • Pictures From Sheriff Joe Document Fraud Press Conference, March 31

    03/31/2012 5:19:53 PM PDT · by HoneysuckleTN · 53 replies
    Here are some pictures from Sheriff Joe’s March 31 news conference at the Church on the Green in Surprise, AZ. We are posting the video of the entire press conference shortly.
  • HB 2729 Needs your help! (affects carry in government buildings)

    03/28/2012 9:12:39 PM PDT · by marktwain
    opencarry.org ^ | 25 March, 2012 | azcdlfred
    If you want to get these alerts directly, click here. A letter has been prepared and is waiting for you to send at AzCDL's Legislative Action Center. Current law allows the operator of any state or local government property, choosing to ban firearms, to simply slap up a “no firearms” sign while doing nothing to ensure the safety of those entering the property. HB 2729 would require them to also control access to the property using law enforcement officers, or armed guards and metal detectors, and would allow the operator of the property to be sued if they don’t comply...
  • Feds refuse to release Obama draft docs to Sheriff Joe

    03/28/2012 9:08:45 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 85 replies
    WND ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Selective Service System has declined Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s request to see the original copy of Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration form. Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse investigating Obama’s eligibility announced at a March 1 press conference that it believes there is probable cause that the registration is fraudulent. A three-sentence March 22 letter written on behalf of Selective Service Director Lawrence G. Romo, however, dismissed the request. “This Agency has no evidence that President Obama’s 1980 registration is not authentic,” wrote Richard S. Flahavan, associate director of public & intergovernmental affairs Apparently refusing to take seriously Arpaio’s investigation,...
  • Volunteers fan out to clean up border trash

    03/26/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 22+ views
    KGUN9 ^ | Mar. 25, 2012 | The Associated Press
    AMADO, Ariz. (AP) A group of volunteers will spend their Sunday cleaning up tons of trash left by illegal immigrants in the desert near Amado in southern Arizona.
  • Tea Parties host birth certificate review at church in SCW (Arizona)

    03/26/2012 11:29:21 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 5 replies · 25+ views
    DAILY NEWS-SUN ^ | March 25, 2012 | JEFF DEMPSEY
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse presented their preliminary findings in their investigation of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate in a press conference March 1. Since then, Surprise Tea Party member Brian Reilly said those findings have not received adequate coverage. With that in mind, the Surprise and Sun City West Tea Parties will host a second presentation of those findings March 31 at the Church on the Green, with Arpaio and lead investigator Mike Zullo in attendance. “Right now, we have, in my opinion, a huge constitutional crisis,” Reilly said. “We have a situation involving,...
  • Feds: Illegal immigrants arrested in Phoenix protest of sheriff's policies won't face removal

    03/22/2012 7:03:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | March 21, 2012 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX - Federal authorities say they won't deport six illegal immigrants arrested during a Phoenix protest over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's (ar-PY'-ohs) immigration policies
  • Home Intruder Shot by Resident(AZ)

    03/18/2012 6:20:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    myfoxphoenix.com ^ | 15 March, 2012 | NA
    MESA - A homeowner confronted and shot a burglar inside his own home Thursday afternoon, and Mesa Police are investigating. It happened about 4 p.m. at a residence near Lindsay and McKellips. A man who was at home by himself heard a disturbance in the back and grabbed his gun. He found an intruder, and fired at him. The homeowner then called police. The suspect suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital. There is no information on his age or identity. "Pretty traumatic situation for anyone, to have someone not only come into your home, but then to...
  • Sheriff Joe Raids Vitamin Company – Arrests 31 Illegal Aliens Using Stolen IDs

    03/16/2012 1:15:21 PM PDT · by montag813 · 32 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-16-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona He's known as "America's Toughest Sheriff". But we think he should be called "America's Jobs Sheriff". Because every time Sheriff Joe Arpaio conducts a raid, he frees up jobs for legal American workers. Thursday was no exception, as the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office served search warrants at a Phoenix-based vitamin company and arrested 31 illegal aliens working there. Based on a tip, deputies conducted a 5-month investigation of 21st Century Healthcare in Tempe. Deputies were looking for 34 employees at the vitamin warehouse presumed to have used stolen identification to gain employment with the company....
  • Donald Trump: Say it is so, Sheriff Joe

    03/14/2012 6:45:38 PM PDT · by rocco55 · 28 replies
    NEW YORK – Billionaire Donald Trump is heaping praise and encouragement on Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the Arizona lawman’s probe into the authenticity of President Obama’s purported birth certificate and his eligibility for office.
  • Arizona: Hunter Protection Bills and Firearms Preemption Pass Senate Judiciary Committee

    03/13/2012 7:06:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    nraila.org/legislation ^ | 13 March, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Yesterday, the Arizona state Senate Judiciary Committee passed two important gun bills: House Bill 2729, by a 6 to 2 vote, and House Bill 2457 which passed unanimously. Both of these bills have already passed in the state House and are now eligible for a full Senate vote. HB 2729, sponsored by state Representative David Gowan (R-30), would amend various sections of the Arizona Revised Statutes to remove the current prohibition on entering a public establishment or attending any public event while carrying a weapon on one’s person and instead provide for regulation of firearms and ammunition on public property...
  • Arizona Lawmakers present a bill to allow guns on school campus(barf alert)

    03/12/2012 5:19:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    thenavajopost.com ^ | 11 March, 2012 | Staff
    Phoenix, Ariz. – Arizona Dem say Tea Party legislators are forming an extremist approach over children’s safety. A rapid response to the already growing problem in school violence. The House of Representative introduced HB 2719 which will ease gun boundaries near school campuses, Arizona Dems call it ‘extreme’ and could possible aggravate the situation. Recently, two people were killed in a Florida high school shooting and only days after a gunman killed three students at a Ohio school “This bill will make it easier to bully and intimidate school children,” said House Minority Whip Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson (District 13). “The...
  • ATF Death Watch 139: It’s a Campaign Issue(AZ)

    03/11/2012 7:25:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 9 March, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    The following is the text of a campaign radio spot running on Phoenix area radio stations for Ben Quayle, (former VP Dan’s son) who’s locked in a primary battle with fellow Republican David Schweikert for the Republican nomination to an Arizona congressional seat: I’m Congressman Ben Quayle. Washington has treated Arizona with contempt. Instead of securing our borders President Obama has sued our state and made a mockery of our laws . . . Deadly drug cartels terrorize Mexico and menace our communities. And the Obama Justice Department gives us “Fast and Furious,” an outrageous scheme to sell thousands of...
  • Brewer disagrees with Arpaio findings, believes Obama birth record real (Hurl alert)

    03/06/2012 4:03:59 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 55 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | March 06, 2012 | Howard Fischer
    Gov. Jan Brewer wants Barack Obama out of the White House. But she said Tuesday it’s not because she believes the findings last week by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that his birth certificate appears to be a fake. “I have every reason to believe that his birth certificate is valid in the state of Hawaii,” the governor said. Brewer acknowledged that, unlike the sheriff, she has not done extensive research. But the governor said she had spoken several years ago to her Hawaiian counterpart when the issue first arose. And she said Tuesday that he “assured me that everything...
  • FReep a Poll:Do you think guns should be allowed into government buildings? (AZ bill)

    03/02/2012 5:59:45 PM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 29 replies
    KVOA TV 4 Tucson ^ | 3-2-2012 | KVOA TV 4 Tucson
    News 4 Tucson Online Poll The Arizona House appears poised to approve a bill that could allow people to carry guns into government buildings where they're now banned. Do you think guns should be allowed into government buildings? Yes No
  • STAND WITH JOE: Sign Petition to Support Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Under Attack by Obama

    03/02/2012 9:16:39 AM PST · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand With Joe ^ | 03-02-2012 | Stand With Joe
    PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION AT THIS LINK and show you Stand With Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and AGAINST the political witchhunt of Obama's Department of Justice. This Administration and its open-borders allies La Raza, MALDEF and the ACLU, will stop at nothing to try and destroy the most prominent national symbol in the fight against illegal immigration - and they will come after him now more than ever after his birth certificate press conference. Sheriff Joe will not back down. Please sign the petition to show we stand with him.
  • FReep a Poll:Do you believe Sheriff Arpaio's claims? (0Bozo's BC fake)

    03/01/2012 3:44:07 PM PST · by AZ .44 MAG · 54 replies · 45+ views
    KVOA TV 4 Tucson ^ | 3-1-2012 | KVOA TV 4 Tucson
    At a news conference today, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Obama's birth certificate is likely a forgery, based on evidence gathered by his "Cold Case Posse." Do you believe Sheriff Arpaio's claims? Yes Maybe No
  • Proposed law would allow silencers on hunting rifles

    03/01/2012 4:01:23 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies · 4+ views
    verdenews.com ^ | 29 February, 2012 | Howard Fischer
    PHOENIX -- Arizonans may soon be able to hunt quieter. Legislation approved Tuesday by the state House would repeal laws that now prohibit hunters from using any sort of silencer or muffler on their weapons. HB 2728 also would specifically bar the state Game and Fish Commission from imposing any bans of its own. The 42-14 vote came over the objections of Rep. Russ Jones, R-Yuma, who said it flies in the face of public safety concerns. "If I have a silencer on a rifle or pistol, I can shoot it off in my backyard and my neighbor won't know...
  • Sheriff’s Office offers free gun safety classes(AZ)

    02/29/2012 12:09:45 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    eacourier.com ^ | 29 February, 2012 | NA
    Free adult and youth gun safety classes, hosted by the Graham County Sheriff’s Office, will be given Saturday, March 11, at the Graham County Fairgrounds. The youth class is 11 a.m., and the adult class is 2 pm. For more information call the Parks Office at 928-428-7180.
  • Arizona bill to establish border security militia draws CSGV's fear and loathing

    02/29/2012 7:47:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 27 February, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Arizona Senate Bill 1083, which would authorize and fund a volunteer "Special Missions Unit" state miliitia for emergencies and for patrolling the state's border with Mexico, was passed by the state Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this month. From the Arizona Republic: The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday narrowly passed a revised version of Senate Bill 1083, which would create and fund an Arizona Special Missions Unit. If the bill passed, the unit would help secure the border and help local law enforcement pursue, detain and arrest those involved in "cross-border criminal activity," according to the bill's language. The unit also...