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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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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Coconino Voices: Constitution, in context, limits right to bear arms

Excerpts:   The NRA has previously provided and could continue their valuable service of teaching adolescents and adults how to safely handle firearms. The NRA can educate young adults that firearms are not play toys, should only be used on a human perpetrator when necessary to protect other human life, and that despite the attractiveness of […]

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Assault weapons have no place

Having lived in Alaska for nearly 30 years, I am well aware of the type of weapons used to kill game. Hunting is a way of life for many urban Alaskans as well as rural residents. Most hunters are responsible in their use of guns and their safe storage. The right to own guns is […]

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Gunsense, the NRA, and Russia

The Democratic Party is committed to sensible gun laws. We respect the 2d Amendment as we do all parts of the U.S. Constitution. We believe there must be some solution to the slaughter that takes over 30,000 American lives per year and yet does not afflict other advanced nations. We are excited to see young people […]

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Local Young Democrats Address Gun Violence

We are pleased to assist the NAU Young Democrats and local Flagstaff high school students who are part of the High School Democrats movement. These young people are the future of the country and the Democratic Party. It’s inspiring for members of our Executive and Outreach Committees to hear from them and watch them make […]

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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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