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  • 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 · 172 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 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 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 ^ | 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.
  • Full Speech: Donald Trump Brings Down The House In Phoenix, AZ

    07/11/2015 9:26:10 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | (7-11-15) | Trump
  • Ex-Arizona gov: Trump telling it like it is (Jan Brewer)

    07/09/2015 5:05:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 09, 2015, 12:12 pm | Mark Hensch
    Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is making valid claims about illegal immigration’s link to violent crime. Brewer, known best for her own hard-line stance on illigal immigration, defended Trump’s controversial rhetoric on Hispanic immigrants during an interview Wednesday night on CNN, according to Newsmax. “I believe that Mr. Trump is kind of telling it like it really, truly is,” Brewer told host Don Lemon on CNN’s “CNN Tonight.” “I think that the people of Arizona realize that we picked up the tab for the majority of the violence that comes across our border...
  • AZ: Disarmist ad on 4th Avenue, Yuma

    07/07/2015 5:05:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    What is wrong with the above picture?  Everything.  First, it gives the impression that small children gaining access to firearms is a big problem in this country.  It isn't.  The number of children under ten that fatally shoot themselves or others in firearm accidents each year is in the single digits.  Most of those are shot by an adult.  In a country of 313 million people and 347 million firearms, that is a remarkable safety record. So why the picture of a 4 year old with a revolver?  Simple.  Shock propaganda value aimed at the non-gun owner, and an...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Pathé
    Monday’s big election law news came from the Supreme Court’s penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona’s congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. “Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents,” Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Rest Areas Socially Accepted

    06/27/2015 6:06:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On my recent vacation to Meteor Crater and environs, I stopped at the rest areas along the way to check and see if the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) had done its job.  They needed to replace old signs that illegally banned guns in the rest areas.  When other travellers were available, I had them take my picture for use in this and future articles.   After the pretty young woman holding the child took my picture, I asked if I could take hers.   She was happy to pose for me.  Here is the picture she took of me at...
  • AZ: Gun Friendly Rest Stops (and a snake)

    06/23/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been doing some traveling the last couple of days, so the output is down.  The scenery has been great, and in getting ready for the trip I encountered the snake pictured above.   I believe it is a red coachwhip, aptly named, as it is so long and slender.  This specimen was about four feet long.  It was sunning itself in a tire track on the way out to the ranch. I find desert wildlife fascinating, and I try not to kill any without good reason.   I stopped, took some pictures, and intimidated the snake off the track...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Bank in Yuma

    06/05/2015 11:04:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I had to do some business at a local bank today.   I was reminded that some people find it unusual to openly carry holstered guns into banks.  Of course, we have been conditioned to pay no attention to the practice when someone in a uniform does it.   In the early 1980s, in military uniform, I and a brother-in-law carried full flap holsters into a bank in Madison, Wisconsin.  It was difficult to tell if there were 1911A1 .45 pistols in the holsters or not, and no one blinked.  In any case, it was not against the law.  Here in...
  • AZ: Bullhead City Gun Shop (N&P) on the way to Yuma

    06/02/2015 1:40:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On the way back to Yuma from Las Vegas, I stopped in at N.P. gun sales.  I had stopped there on the way up, but had not spent much time.   Bullhead city has the lowest gas prices on the route, and I had already filled up at $2.57 for regular unleaded.  The price was $3.17 in Las Vegas, $2.99 in Searchlight, and $2.88 in Yuma.   Neil, the proprietor, had a big smile for me as I walked in the door.  He is a people person, easy to get along with and talk to, and very knowledgeable. This Savage model...
  • AZ: Open Carry on top of the Mountain

    06/02/2015 5:53:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I feel mostly recovered after a lingering virus with a nasty cough.  As related in another post, I was able to experience what it is like to be old, sick, and tired (while open carrying).   I had not conducted my usual exercise regime for nearly two months, being interrupted by travel, care for the new Grandson, and illness. Yesterday morning I did a hundred crunches, then drove back to Yuma from Las Vegas.  I have found crunches to be helpful in strengthening the core and relieving lower back pain. I usually climb a mountain twice a week as part...
  • AZ: Open Carry in Bullhead City Gun Shop, McDonald's

    05/26/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was traveling up Arizona highway 95 from Yuma to Las Vegas to take care of some business.  I follow 95 through Bullhead City, to avoid crossing a little, but inconvenient, strip of California.   Just outside the southern city limits of Bullhead city, there is a gun shop, N.P. Gun Sales, on the east side of the highway.  I was looking for some 16 gauge buckshot loads, which are not that easy to come by.  It was a good excuse to check out the store.  The first thing that I noticed as I approached the door, was this sign....
  • Dart Rejection of Application to Workshop on Guns and Gun Violence

    05/15/2015 2:31:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A couple of weeks ago, I received the expected rejection from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma on my application to attend their "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence".   I expected it because it is clear that the "workshop" has become a mere exercise in producing disarmist propaganda, rather than an objective effort designed to help journalists get their facts right on events involving guns.  To giver credit where due,  Bruce Shapiro, Director at Dart, is unfailingly polite in the rejection email. For a short period, it seemed that there might be hope of balance,...
  • AZ: Guns can be Confiscated Without Due Process

    05/14/2015 3:17:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney Marc Victor in a tie;  Rick Bailey in the gray shirt The good news is that Rick Bailey has had his expensive gun collection returned.  The bad news is that he had to fight for it in court in the first place, in spite of never being convicted of any offense.   From the BELLEVUE, WA – A retired Navy veteran in Arizona whose gun collection had been seized by Glendale police now has his firearms back, the Second Amendment Foundation revealed today. SAF had intervened in the case of Glendale resident Rick Bailey early last month, taking...
  • Polls Show That John McCain is in Deep ... Without a Paddle

    05/11/2015 7:17:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Red Statements ^ | May 6, 2015 | Steven Ahle
    Earlier this year, election watchers claimed that McCain was the most vulnerable senator facing reelection in 2016 and the polls show that is true.  Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows that McCain only has a 41% approval rating among republicans and a 36% approval rating among all voters.  Anything below 50% is considered dangerous for incumbents.  41% is considered catastrophic.  51% of republican  voters want someone more conservative than McCain.  Unfortunately, both Obama and Clinton are more conservative than McCain.McCain who often bills himself as a “maverick” is more like a hobby horse that liberals ride to victory.  As he gets...
  • Constitutional Carry Gives Birth to TrainMeKansas!

    04/20/2015 9:45:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 3 replies
    Page Nine ^ | Monday, April 20, 2015 | The Uninvited Ombudsman
    TrainMeArizona Plan Spreads to Kansas! The lamestream media told you: A lot of misinformation: "news" reporting on the bill was typically horrendous. Ms. Stoneking reports: "Some reported we had passed open carry -- Kansas has always been an open carry state (statehood was in 1861). Some said now felons could carry guns -- uh duh, no. Some were talking how now we could drive around in our cars with a concealed gun with no permit -- uh, we already could do that as long as it wasn't concealed on our person. Basically just the fear mongering, Kansas will turn into...
  • John McCain Courts Non-Republican Voters in GOP Primary, Seeks to Keep AZ Primaries Semi-Open

    04/13/2015 5:22:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 30 replies ^ | 4/12/15 | MIchelle Moons
    Persisting in a war with those who don’t pledge allegiance to the five-term U.S. Senator, John McCain and his loyalists are stomping on efforts to return the Arizona primary election to a pure party primary election. Just days ago, McCain announced a bid for what would be his sixth term in the U.S. Senate, extending his tenure in Washington D.C. to four decades, having served in the House of Representative prior to election to the Senate. Conservatives promptly came out in revolt against a sustained McCain Senate reign in a campaign highlighting the senator’s liberal history. A 1998 Arizona ballot...
  • Conservatives target McCain's re-election bid

    04/08/2015 7:52:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 4/8/2015 | Rick Moran
    “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” SCF President Ken Cuccinelli said in an email to supporters Tuesday of the party's 2008 nominee for president. “John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it's time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.”
  • AZ: Second Amendment Friendly Verizon Store

    03/31/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I had been meaning to update my phone for a long time.  I probably should have done it four years ago.  Finally, circumstances pushed me to do this necessary task.   Due, in part, to the insane federal restrictions on gun mufflers, I have suffered significant hearing loss.   I wanted certain technological inclusions with any hearing aids that I would use, and technology has caught up to my desires.  My audiologist and I came up with a solution that met my requirements, but the phone that matched up best was Apple's iPhone.  So I went from a five year old...
  • Shower will aid military moms. Green Valley group has 28 mothers-to-be

    03/29/2015 10:30:12 AM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    Four years ago, when the charity-minded Women of Quail Creek collected baby shower items for military wives and active military moms-to-be, the event was so graciously welcomed that they’ve continued the event every year since. This year, the event has been moved from August to April 18 so winter visitors can participate. Idea originator and 30-year Army retiree Peggy McGee said the first event was held at the Army National Guard in Tucson with successive showers at the Air National Guard with the Army invited. For this shower, 28 moms-to-be are expecting 29 babies, and 13 are active members of...
  • Thrift Store Shopper Finds Loaded Gun Inside Used Golf Bag

    03/29/2015 8:22:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies ^ | 3/29/2015 | unknown
    He took the weapon to Bullhead City police, who say it was not registered or reported lost or stolen.
  • Gee, do you think this is relevant? Germanwings co-pilot reported to be a 'recent convert to Islam'

    03/26/2015 4:56:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 94 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/26/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Many in the politically correct media are becoming annoyed with questions regarding the religious beliefs of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Gunter Lubitz. Lubitz locked the pilot out of the cabin of an Airbus A-320 jet over the French Alps on Tuesday and crashed the plane into a mountain at 434 miles per hour, killing himself and murdering an additional 140 people. Questions about the religious background of Andreas Lubitz, the Germanwings pilot who investigators said deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps this week, killing all on board, have sparked outrage and debate about whether such information is relevant...
  • Arizona Passes Two Bills Aimed At Blocking Federal Laws (Executive Order)

    03/15/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | March 14 2015 | Karen Eisenberg
    House Bill 2368, introduced by Republican Representative Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff, Arizona, was passed this Wednesday by the Arizona House. House Bill 2368 seeks to bar the state of Arizona from funding any executive orders issued by President Obama, or policy directives issued by the Department of Justice. According to the Arizona State Legislature website, the bill includes the following provisions: "1. Prohibits this state or any of its political subdivisions from using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with an executive order issued by the President of the U.S. that has not been affirmed by...
  • Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet's vulnerability

    03/01/2015 2:37:18 PM PST · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit-card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert. The Internet outage did more than underscore just how dependent modern society has become on high technology.
  • Arizona Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward, acts to Remove Obsolete Weapons Bans

    02/27/2015 3:49:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona state Senator, Dr. Kelli Ward, added an amendment to a bill on restoration of civil rights.  The amendment would remove several obsolete and arcane weapons bans.  The bill, SB 1460, would add second amendment rights to civil rights that are restored when a person who had been convicted of a felony petitions a court for restoration of their rights.  From Her amendment to SB 1460 legalizes devices "made or adapted to muzzle the report of a firearm.'' Also gone would be prohibitions against any rifle or shotgun with an overall length of less than 26 inches, with...
  • Arizona Proposes Gun Free Zones with Teeth

    02/15/2015 3:13:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona representatives have introduced a bill to require 'gun free zones' in public buildings to have teeth.   If the public officials are not willing to insure that the buildings actually prevent people from bringing guns into them, then people who are licensed to carry concealed weapons will not be required to disarm, merely by 'gun free' signs.  The theory is simple.  Mere signage will not stop people who have evil intent from carrying concealed weapons into public buildings.   By placing signage, but without significant enforcement mechanisms, the signs effectively screen out the most law abiding, while doing little to...
  • Arizona lawmaker moves to end private gun sales without background checks

    01/21/2015 9:12:14 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies ^ | 1/21/2015 | Chris Eger
    An Arizona lawmaker has submitted a trio of bills that call for expanded background checks on private gun transfers and limits on firearm use by youth under 14. The legislation includes two measures, HB 2118 and HCR 2009, that would criminalize the private transfer of firearms by requiring all private transfers to be conducted through a federally licensed firearms dealer (FFL). The third, HB2371, would restrict the use of any autoloading firearm by a shooter under the age of 14 years old.
  • Fugitive Illegal Alien Obtains Security Clearance, Access to Arizona Air Force Base

    01/21/2014 6:47:17 PM PST · by montag813 · 12 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-21-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | TopRight News A potentially disastrous security breach by the Pentagon was discovered by sheriff's deputies during a routine traffic stop in Southern Arizona. Pinal County deputies stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation. The Mexican national initially presented an Arizona Identification Card, in the name of Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. A records check revealed that not only did the illegal alien have no driver's license, but there were outstanding felony warrants for his arrest in Texas.The suspect eventually told the deputy that his real name was in fact Mario Bustamante, 37, and that he was in...
  • Scare at Sub Base (Groton CT.)

    03/13/2006 2:49:14 PM PST · by Bottom_Gun · 132 replies · 8,211+ views
    Scare at the Sub Base GROTON -- Police and fire units have set up a perimeter at the Groton Sub Base. Bomb-sniffing dogs have been also called out to the scene. Navy authorities are providing very limited information as to what happened Monday morning. Crystal Lake Avenue and the military highway road along the river have been blocked off by local police. This provides access to Gate #1 where the incident involving a truck took place. A spokesperson for the sub base tells Eyewitness news that at 6:30 a.m. Monday a Navy dog trained to sniff for explosives sensed something...
  • John McCain’s Progressive Hand Is Behind The Purge Of Tea Party Detractors From The Arizona GOP

    01/03/2015 11:54:38 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Noisy Room ^ | Jan 3, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    John McCain is the quintessential enemy from within on the right. I am long past the argument of honoring his service to this country. He served his country long ago with distinction, now he’s serving it on a platter to the Communists. At every turn he has betrayed America in recent years. Just two words describe the good he has done this country: Sarah Palin and she is Tea Party. Now, in an act of political cleansing, McCain has set about to gut the Arizona GOP of Tea Party riff-raff using an Obama San Francisco donor. How richly appropriate for...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • McSally Wins!

    12/17/2014 6:00:02 PM PST · by Flycatcher · 37 replies
    Vanity | 12/17/14 | Flycatcher
    I haven't seen this posted yet but it's been certified that Republican Martha McSally beat the Dem in the Arizona House seat recount.The good guys win a recount!
  • Protest Planned in Yuma Arizona for 3 January

    12/17/2014 8:06:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Marktwain, cb-1 | 17 December, 2014 | Marktwain
    I and cb-1 are working on a protest against Obama's lawless actions on 3 January, 2015. It will be held at the fairgrounds in Yuma. There will also be a gun show that day, starting at 0900. Any freepers in the area who are interested, please contact one of us.
  • AZ: Open Carry in Tacna

    12/15/2014 2:00:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tacna, Arizona, I saw this fellow openly carrying what appears to be a stainless Colt Mustang in .380.  I asked, and he said that he had served in the Marine Corps, as indicated by the tattoo.  He was driving the four-wheeler, which can be licensed for dual use, on and off road, in Arizona, a capability not available in many Eastern states.  Notice the folding, lockback pocket knife clipped in his front right pocket for ease of access, one handed opening, and safe use while the blade is locked. It is a snapshot of freedom that has been...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake to attend fort ceremony

    12/13/2014 3:30:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Herald/Review
    A ribbon-cutting is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 18, at Fort Huachuca to celebrate the creation of a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle launch and recovery facility at the post. U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are scheduled to attend the ceremony, which is being hosted by the 162nd Wing at the fort. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at the facility located at 14606 Air Guard Way. The ceremony will be hosted by the commander of the 162nd Wing, Col. Phil Purcell, and the commander of the 214th Reconnaissance Group, Lt. Col. Bobbi Doorenbos. Brig. Gen. Edward P. Maxwell,...
  • AZ: Open Carry at Yuma Yummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant

    12/10/2014 4:48:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    My favorite restaurant in Yuma is the Yummy Yummy at 2241 Avenue A.  It is in the corner of the strip mall and easy to miss.  It isn't a fancy place, rather utilitarian, with ridiculously low prices and excellent food.  The service is good, but as the place is litterally a mom and pop (the mother speaks English, Spanish, and Chinese fluently), do not expect to have her hovering over your table.   For the cost of a drink at most bars, you can get a complete meal, if you drink water.   They have $5 specials that are always available,...
  • AZ: Open Carry on the Mountain

    11/30/2014 12:58:55 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Earlier this week, I climbed a mountain.  It is a locally popular way for people  to get some exercise and a nice view.  As usual, I was openly carrying a Glock 17.  I carry primarily for political purposes, so I wore a "Gun Guy" hat given to me by Dan Baum at the Shot Show a couple of years ago.  Another reason is that it can get windy on the mountain, and I have had broader brimmed hats blown off. As I arrived at the top, a pair of young ladies asked me to take their picture, to commemorate...