A recent opinion was published in the AFN indicating that we at AZ PASS (Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society), a local grass-roots organization dedicated to reducing gun violence, have only “smoke and mirrors” behind our views.
The AFN has now published two rebuttals to a guest comment by AZ PASS Chair Ellen Davis following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida. Ms. Davis asked us if we wanted a society in which aggressive gun-toting people get to shoot the rest of us without a fear of legal consequence?
It’s pathetic that the anti-gun folks feel the need to misconstrue the facts in order to further their agendas. If indeed the Martin/Zimmerman tragedy had happened the way Ellen B. Davis stated (“Do we want to live in a state where aggressive people are free to use guns?,” AFN, July 19) Mr. Zimmerman would have been convicted. End of story. Fortunately, the justice system worked.
I am responding to the AFN Guest Commentary of July 19 by Ellen B. Davis, chair of People Acting for a Safer Society, Arizona entitled, “Do we want to live in a state where aggressive people are free to use guns?”
AZPASS (Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society) would like to respond to Bill Richardson (“Limiting magazine capacity: Let’s try it!,” AFN, April 28) who seems to want to only confuse the discussion, and to prevent the rest of us from reaching a reasonable consensus on sensible gun regulation.
Ahwatukee Foothills resident Ellen Davis spoke during a press conference Friday, April 5. Davis started an online petition for stronger gun control the night of the Aurora, Colo. shooting. She and a group of advocates turned in over 120,000 signatures to Senator Jeff Flake's office.
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