Bilingual Conversation: Gunsense

Join us for a bilingual discussion with Tammy Butters, a former educator and active member of Moms Demand Action – an organization devoted to addressing gun violence in our schools and communities – on how we change the narrative around guns in America. Watch here.

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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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Legislative Alerts -Week of March 3, 2019

USE RTS (Request to Speak): HB 2186 – SUPPORT – Would outlaw actions that bring attention to students who are unable to pay for a school meal. HCR2005 – OPPOSE – Would ask voters to restrict initiative and referendum processes by requiring ballot measures to collect signatures from a percentage of voters in each of […]

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Update From MOMS

Marisa Scionti, Flagstaff chapter lead for Moms Demand Action How do we know that America needs gun reform? Every day, 100 Americans die by a gun. Other developed countries have a fraction of our rate of gun violence. On Valentine’s Day this year, we remembered the 17 victims of the Parkland shooting killed one year […]

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Significant Policy Statements from Arizona Democrats in the Legislature

We need more Democrats in the Arizona legislature to work on policies like these: “Nothing this administration hopes to gain from this draconian policy is worth the cost to a child who now must live in fear of never seeing his or her parents again.” Excerpt from AZ House Democrats’ letter to Department of Human Services […]

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