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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Wear Orange Flagstaff

Join Flagstaff volunteers of Moms Demand Action in Heritage Square to mark Wear Orange Weekend and National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 1st. Look for the white canopy with orange balloons! At 5:15 Mayor Coral Evans will speak and deliver a proclamation. Our group will be tabling, and there will be photo frame opportunities […]

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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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Say “No” to NRA Convention in Flagstaff

A group of concerned citizens has organized a demonstration to protest the National Rifle Association event at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff on May 5. The event will begin with a march from Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, 224 S. Kendrick, to the conference center where demonstrators will peacefully hold signs letting people who […]

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Film: Making a Killing Hosted by Moms Demand Action

Moms Demand Action will be hosting a screening of Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA a Robert Greenwald film which features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families. The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting […]

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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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Rally and March for Our Lives – Sedona

RALLY AND MARCH FOR SCHOOL SAFETY SATURDAY MARCH 24 AT 2:30 PM March For Our Lives has announced that over 400 marches will take place around the country and other world cities in support of youth marching on Washington D.C. on March 24th, demanding safety from gun violence in their schools.  A local rally and march, […]

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