Commending calls for assault rifle ban

I must commend Jeff Goulden and Alan and Daisy Cartwright for their letters published in the Sun on Aug. 18. Both letters make a perfect case to ban assault weapons. These are military weapons and should not be available to the public. Even Scalia recognized that Second Amendment gun rights are not unlimited. During the […]

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Second Amendment is not an unlimited right

Most people can agree that mass shootings in this country are happening too often. It’s almost like they are a normal part of the news cycle. Congress can and must do something about this problem. We should all care about our constitutional rights. Those rights, however, are not without limits. The Second Amendment doesn’t explicitly […]

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What is the real purpose of semi-automatic rifles?

Other than the possible mass shootings, what can the civilians use the semi-automatic assault rifles and the high-capacity magazines for? For what purposes can we — the civilians — use those weapons in our daily life? There is no valid and reasonable legitimization for those specific weapons. Common rifles (without the magazines) and common handguns […]

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You can’t ignore the impact guns have

I think the president is right. Those shooters are mentally ill, and they had easy access to guns. You can’t take guns out of the equation. You can’t just say the problem is mental illness. Without guns, the mentally ill would have to find some other means of killing; but there is nothing to compare […]

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Time to get Ducey to shut down gun violence

I would personally like to thank everyone who showed up to wear orange at the Coconino County Courthouse on Friday. What a wonderful turnout it was. Now our next step is to begin the dialogue with Governor Doug Ducey to begin the conversation of gun violence. My goal is to convene a statewide town hall […]

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MOM’s Monthly Member Meeting

Flagstaff Moms Demand Action Volunteers will hold their regular monthly meeting this Thursday, February 7th, at 6PM in the community room of the East Flag Library. We’ll answer questions and do some training for our Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Join us on Thursday and for the real deal on Feb 12th in Phoenix.

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Guns and Schools: Policy After Parkland

This forum is sponsored by the NAU Young Democrats and the Coconino County Democratic Party. There will be a panel of Community Leaders including Mayor Coral Evans, County Attorney Bill Ring, State Senate candidate Wade Carlisle, State House candidates Felicia French and Bobby Tyler, Flagstaff City Council member Jamie Whalen as well as a representative […]

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Letter: Restore assault weapons ban

Thank you, teens, for standing up and protesting! Thank you for demanding action, policies and change instead of just thoughts and prayers. Arming teachers with concealed weapons won’t protect any of us against assault weapons. There have been armed people in many of the massacres who were not able to get out their weapons in […]

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Shooting at Florida School

There are no words to describe what happened in Parkland, Florida yesterday except these: “Thoughts and Prayers” are not enough.

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Mom’s Demand Action Membership Meeting

Just in time for the holidays–learn how to talk to others about gun violence prevention without ruffling feathers. Join us as we dish out some myth busters and practice our gun sense pitches.

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