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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...