Automatic weapons ban not extreme compared to violence

In response to Sunday’s letter from Gerald Bacon, I must agree with the stance he takes on no automatic weapons for public sale and limited rounds for non-automatic firearms. Extreme? Not when compared to the free-for-all of gun violence-mass shootings, 100 people killed daily and the subsequent pain of survivors and relatives of victims. That’s […]

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Time to abolish automatic firearms in public sector

With the disasters of the two major mass killings in El Paso and Dayton, it is time to pressure Congress to reconsider their role in providing for the general welfare of the American people. In support of the letter supporting “Save Our Children from Gun Violence,” the following is a recommendation to support the author […]

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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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