Vigil to Remember Victims of Gun Violence

Join us to remember the 700 THOUSAND Americans killed or injured by guns since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting tragedy, and learn ways to end gun violence. There will be music, refreshments, speakers from the community, and a candlelight vigil. Bring small gifts of mittens, hats, scarves, or socks for the Murdoch Center “giving […]

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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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Words have the power to incite violence

This weekend I watched with horror along with a vast majority of my countrymen and the world as the El Paso shooting unfolded. I was further horrified when the shooter’s alleged manifesto was released because the words sounded very familiar. The manifesto speaks of an “Hispanic invasion of Texas” and warns that white people are […]

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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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How do we protect citizens from citizens

“Build the wall, crime will fall.” We are to believe a $5.7 billion wall will protect citizens of the United States from murder at the hands of an illegal immigrant. Las Vegas, 59 dead; Borderline Bar, 13 dead; Pittsburgh Synagogue, 11 dead; Sutherland Springs, 27 dead; Parkland, 17 dead; Santa Fe High School, 10 dead; […]

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