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Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn’t get old.
The monthly meeting of Democrats and Donuts, hosted by LD 18 Democrats, featured guest speaker Mary Berg on Wednesday morning at Biscuits in Ahwatukee.
September is National Preparedness Month and the American Red Cross is reminding each person to make a kit, have a plan, and stay informed to protect themselves in an emergency.
Mr. Bryan Brinkley of Arizona People Acting for a Safer Society (AZ PASS) wrote a guest commentary in the AFN on Aug. 30, titled “Should guns be loved more than other people?” in which he seems to be offended that AFN published two rebuttals by a “loud minority in the community” to the stance that he and his organization represent.
Teague Swanson, an 11-year-old student at Kyrene Altadeña Middle School, recently competed in the 2013 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) Team Shotgun Championship in Sparta, Ill., where his team won two national championships.
Our kids started back to school on Aug. 5. That same day we received an email from the school district reminding us of all of the safety measures they’ve implemented. One of my favorites was, “All of our schools have 24-hour exterior cameras, creating a virtual video fence to deter unauthorized activity.” A virtual video fence?
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.
My wife and I left Iowa some 20 years ago to see the world. We lived in France, Japan and the UK before returning to America last December. We settled our family in Ahwatukee so our children could be closer to their grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. But we are deeply troubled that something went very wrong in our country while we were away. We don’t want our kids to be gun violence victims.
When the owners of Caswells Indoor Shooting Range in Mesa purchased the business, Carolann Bergeson said it was obvious right away that an expansion would be necessary in the future but when they got closer to opening their second location near IKEA in Tempe they had no idea how big the demand would be.
Gun violence in our country may collectively cost us up to nearly $200 billion each year, according to a study based on 2010 data by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, an independent public safety research group used by the Centers for Disease Control and other government agencies. That’s pretty expensive.
In her June 2 AFN commentary, Ellen Davis states that “AZPASS is asking only for sensible laws.”
In his May 31 AFN letter “Kennedy, please stop spreading gun lobby myths,” Brian Brinkley once again demonstrates his knowledge of the gun control issue.
While driving on Ray Road recently I saw a bumper sticker reading: “People who think guns kill people must think that pencils misspell words.”
Let me add a few points in support of Don Kennedy’s May 15 AFN guest commentary (“Why the resistance to background checks and why the need for semi-automatics?”).
Army National Guard Spec. Ryan A. Kordys has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Rock-star Ted Nugent has extravagant praise for National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre’s alleged patriotism. “LaPierre,” says Nugent, “resembles our forefathers who stood on Concord bridge and risked all to give birth to a truly free, independent America.”
An anonymous donation is keeping the Phoenix gun buyback program going for one final Saturday, May 18.
When my wife and I tried to park in the designated visitor parking area at Sen. Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office recently, we were told by security to leave or our car would be towed. When we questioned this, as we were there to join with others to hold him accountable for his vote against universal background checks for gun purchases, we were told parking there was for office tenants only. As we were pulling out of the parking lot, security people began blocking all entrances to the parking lot with pick-up trucks and chains.
1. On Monday, April 15 at 10 p.m. police reported a false reporting to law enforcement. A man near the 13000 block of South Wakial Loop initially reported his wife had been kidnapped, police said. An investigation indicated the wife was having drinks with another male subject, the man knew that and was trying to file a false report, police said.
On April 17, a bi-partisan piece of legislation, which included “common sense reforms” to help address gun violence, was defeated in the U.S. Senate.
I just read the article “Ahwatukee residents petition encourages ban on assault weapons” in the April 12 AFN.
Arizonans who have to seek protection from creditors in bankruptcy court soon will be able to hang on to more of what they own.
The night of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., Ahwatukee Foothills mom and lawyer Ellen Davis had enough.
Phoenix is organizing three gun buyback events that officials say are aimed at taking unwanted weapons out of homes and giving police a chance to see whether guns have been stolen or used in crimes.
Of all the proposals to reduce gun violence, this one wins the “Most Useless Law of All Time” award.