Biden’s holiday message includes gun confiscation

November 25, 2022

Most of us don’t shoot our Thanksgiving turkey, but we value the Second Amendment which gives us the ability to do so — including shooting for sport and most importantly, protect and defend ourselves and families in our own homes.

These 27 words of the Second Amendment carried such importance to our nation’s founders that they were enshrined in the U.S. Constitution immediately following the First Amendment, guaranteeing the freedom of speech and assembly.

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”           

Joe Biden has other ideas. The Hill headlines its recent report, Biden says he will try to move on gun control during lame-duck session,” proving the left never forgets its main objective is disarming American citizens, regardless of our constitutional protections. In his pre-Thanksgiving message, Biden inserted these words: “This year, I signed the most significant gun reform in a generation, but that is not nearly enough. We must take greater action.”

The NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association/Institute of Legislative Action) remains committed to protecting our fundamental Second Amendment rights. They need our help. Join the NRA, which is our effective voice in Washington, DC and nationwide.

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Mexico absurdly claims innocence in gun crimes, wants U.S. to pay $billions

October 11, 2022

According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “chutzpah” meaning raw nerve, is often exemplified by a man who kills his parents and then asks the court for mercy, on the grounds that he is an orphan.

The word, with roots in the Yiddish language, might seem an odd choice to define Mexico’s latest overreach, but it couldn’t be more fitting.

According to ABC News, The Mexican government — suing for unspecified monetary damages — filed another U.S. gun lawsuit Monday, this time against five U.S. gun shops and distributors it claims are responsible for the flow of illegal weapons into Mexico.

Mexico’s first lawsuit, which was recently dismissed, targeted U.S. gun manufacturers and was seeking at least $10 billion in compensation. The second, which Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Marcelo Ebrard said was filed in Arizona’s federal district court Monday, targets gun dealers. This is not a new tactic. This criminal complaint was filed in 2021 in Massachusetts. It’s all about money.

“We are suing them because clearly there is a pattern, we contend that it is obvious that there is weapons trafficking and that it is known that these guns are going to our country,” Ebrard said.

Last week, Ebrard threatened that the new lawsuit would target gun shops or dealers in U.S. border states that sell guns to “straw” purchasers passing them on to smugglers, who in turn transport the weapons into Mexico. Marcelo Ebrard, who is unable to acknowledge Mexico is plagued by crime, was affiliated with Mexico’s Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) until 2018.

This is the U.S. Department of State Mexico Travel Advisory, warning that Mexico is “high risk for violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – are widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted. In many states, local emergency services are limited outside the state capital or major cities.”


AZ Republic ups its election deceit, hypes radical Mark Kelly

September 23, 2022

Read about the border disaster in Cochise County Arizona

The local newspaper has long been characterized on these pages as a failing entity, losing subscribers faster than a newly tick-bathed dog loses fleas and ticks. It also has less than a nodding acquaintance with facts, otherwise known as truth. As subscriptions have plummeted and longtime reporters and editors were given their walking papers — replaced by ASU Cronkite Journalism students working for a byline — even basic grammar frequently takes a back seat. Seeing Red AZ recently headlined, “AP report: Hard-copy newspapers dying at breakneck speed,” which detailed that  U.S. newspapers are continuing to die at a rate of 2 each week  Fabricating news to fit an agenda is likely a major contributing factor.

A recent pre-election report was topped by this deceitful headline, “Focusing on independence, Sen. Kelly helps Democratic efforts.” Longtime readers of SRAZ are aware that this site does not capitalize the word democrat and never uses the word “democratic” as a political party description, since Republicans, whose first elected president was Abraham Lincoln, are fervent believers in democracy. It’s an act of desperation for the newspaper to describe radical leftist, first-term senator Mark Kelly inaccurately using the word “independence,” since he is willing tool of the left and a Second Amendment restrictionist. The report quotes Kelly as blaming corporations for driving inflation, when corporations provide jobs and keep the economy rolling. It is Joe Biden who is responsible for what is known as “Bidenflation,” a national calamity made all the worse when juxtaposed against the soaring Trump economy.

Our sovereign national border has become a open pathway for illegal aliens to breach, bringing non-English speakers from numerous nations who need living accommodations, food, schooling for their children and bring crime to our neighborhoods. The astronomical costs of $20.4 billion since Biden took office — falling on American taxpayers — in addition to the $140 billion existing illegal aliens already cost, has been reported by Fox News.

The Center for Immigration Studies’ Andrew R. Arthur covers the disaster in Arizona’s Cochise County. Read his report, “Where ‘the Wall’ Ends in Cochise County, Ariz. — Of cartel spotters and the washed-out roads that you paid tens of millions for.”


Border Security: Which deceitful Mark Kelly do we believe?

August 22, 2022

Vote Trump-endorsed Blake Masters for AZ Senate

The NRSC (National Republican Senatorial Committee) is the only national organization solely devoted to strengthening the Republican Senate majority and electing Republicans to the U.S. Senate. It provides invaluable support and assistance to current and prospective Republican U.S. Senate candidates in the areas of budget planning, election law compliance, fundraising, and communications tools, including messaging, research and strategy. Elections to the U.S. Senate will be held on November 8, 2022, and 34 of the 100 6-year seats are up for regular election.

NRSC recently launched two ads exposing deceptive Arizona Sen. Mark Kelly. This one is titled, AZ: Soft. Another, Suave, is a Spanish language video. Ballotpedia has a hoverable” interactive map loaded with pertinent information.

When Joe Biden issued this “Proclamation on the Termination Of Emergency With Respect To The Southern Border Of The United States And Redirection Of Funds Diverted To Border Wall Construction,“ in 2021, Mark Kelly was silent. Kelly continues to ignore the ever-worsening border crisis.

The Biden administration’s open borders and amnesty agenda makes our country and the communities near our southern border less safe. Sen. Mark Kelly has consistently voted in Washington to fuel the border crisis, turning Arizona into a sanctuary state. Waiting for Kelly to begin fighting to protect Arizona families is a fool’s errand.  Deceitful Kelly is exposed as conveniently forgetting that he voted along with ALL of his Senate democrat colleagues against an amendment intended to keep Title 42 in place.

Earlier this year, the Arizona Sheriff’s Association sent this letter to Arizona Sens. Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema, imploring them to “take action and not wait another day to address the border crisis in our home state.” The Sheriffs declared it was “negligent to let another day, week, month, or year pass without Arizona’s U.S. Senators leading on a solution to solve the revolving door border policy that negatively affects our state.”

The dedicated law enforcement officials obviously forgot who they were writing to.

Check out Blake Master’s website.  He vows to secure the border and end illegal immigration; stop the Biden crime wave, and focus on an America First: Strong and Smart National Defense. What a welcome change from radical Soros‘ Act Blue-supported Kelly (for verification, scroll down to the end of this solicitation) who has longstanding business ties with Communist China. Though a gun owner himself, Kelly is also a Second Amendment restrictionist for the rest of us. Giffords PAC is named for his wife Gabby Giffords, a former Arizona U.S. Rep. who was shot at a campaign event where 12 others were wounded and six killed, including Federal Judge John Roll.


Fmr. McCain aide Max Fose likens leftist Sen. Mark Kelly to McCain

July 18, 2022

Finally…the left got something right

Seeing Red AZ has never attempted to conceal its abhorrence of former Sen. John McCain, whose political duplicity was renowned. His last official vote — which Speaker Mitch McConnell held up to allow the then-ailing McCain to cast the deciding vote — was a stunning case in point, as McCain voted with the united democrats — much to the mystified dismay of his GOP colleagues — on what was known as the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. Watch the 19-second video here:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/07/28/19-seconds-mccain-vote-nr.cnn

Attempting to explain his political treachery in heading up Republicans for Kelly, supporting the deceptive Mark Kelly, McCain-connected Max Fose answered the question with a now trendy, tricky response that attempts to make the questioned person agree, by ending the question with “right?” “You don’t see Mark Kelly throwing bombs across the aisle, right?”

Wrong.

Soros-funded Kelly is duplicity run amok. His strong financial ties to Communist Chinese tech giant Tencent are a driving force of the commercial space exploration venture he co-founded. Tencent, is one of the world’s largest internet enterprises and owns the Chinese social media platform WeChat. The text platform has more than a billion users and is suspected of monitoring the activity of many of them inside and outside of China, as detailed in this 2020 Real Clear Politics report. The Washington Free Beacon exposes Kelly’s early and lucrative ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

Married to former AZ congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who is Jewish,  Mark Kelly gleefully poses with anti-Semite U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Omar has stated her belief that America should be dismantled, opining it is “based in a system of oppression.” She believes Israel has no right to exist.

Mark Kelly should not represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate. Seeing Red AZ endorses Jim Lamon, a successful businessman and job creator, who prioritizes addressing the border crisis. Jim Lamon’s list of conservative elected officials, activists and law enforcement endorsements is impressive. These are the boots-on-the-ground men and women who understand the need for retaking control of our border that has been a haven for illegals and criminal activity. Kelly, an anti-Second Amendment gun confiscator, is unfazed by the widespread criminality.

The Washington Times reported DHS encountered a record 2 million illegal aliens on our southern border in 2021 alone.


SCOTUS decision monumental win for Second Amendment

June 24, 2022

Trump’s legacy: Seating three conservative justices on US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that placed strict restrictions on carrying concealed firearms in public for self defense, finding its requirement that applicants seeking a license to carry a concealed handgun demonstrate a “proper cause” to do so in public is unconstitutional.

In a 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision upholding New York’s 108-year-old law limiting who can obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public. Opponents of the measure warned that a ruling from the high court invalidating the restrictions could threaten gun limitations in several states and lead to more firearms on city streets.

Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the majority opinion, writing that New York’s “proper-cause requirement” prevented law-abiding citizens from exercising their Second Amendment right.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) addresses the victory, calling it “the most significant Second Amendment ruling in more than a decade.” Jason Ouimet, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) and Wayne LaPierre, NRA executive vice president discuss the ruling and the role the NRA has played to bring about these triumphs on behalf of law abiding citizens.  If you’re not already a member, JOIN! The NRA has been reliable stalwart in protecting our rights.


Uneducated students protest US Constitution’s 2nd Amendment

June 12, 2022

In a coordinated effort, anti-gun rallies were reportedly held in hundreds of U.S. cities across the nation Saturday. Many were student-led.

The Second Amendment (read the brief highlighted reference to the impact of Heller decision) to our Constitution took a back seat to emotion, as the rallying cry of the group known as “March for Our Lives,“ made restricting gun ownership the focus of their attention.

From its website, under the heading, Our Demands for the Biden-Harris Administration, is this absurdity carrying the price tag of “at least $1 billion in funding”:

“Much like the COVID-19 pandemic, and the HIV pandemic before it, the gun violence epidemic requires a unified, national plan with a public health lens. President Biden must appoint a Director of Gun Violence Prevention and dedicate at least $1 billion in funding to combat gun violence, rebuilding our research and data collection infrastructure while supporting community-based violence intervention programming. March for Our Lives is urging the Biden-Harris Administration to lead the federal response by meeting the following demands…listed under the link in this paragraph.”

The New York Post provides insights into the abysmal lack of American history taught in our public schools as teachers admit they “teach to the test.” What would motive students’ desire to protect our unique Constitutional-based nation, when they are ignorant of what separates us from Socialist and Communist dictatorships?

It is the public school system run by unionist teachersnot the Second Amendment — that desperately needs to be reevaluated.


In Bideneese, inanimate guns, not villains, are the villains

June 2, 2022

In the aftermath of recent violent attacks at schools, churches and shopping marts, — worsened by a shooting at a Tulsa medical center today — a novel new defense is being used to bankrupt gun manufacturers. Don’t for a minute be lulled into thinking this is an isolated or unexpected instance. There is a new scheme afoot the intent of which is to rid law-abiding Americans of their Constitutional right to own firearms.

This  recent New York Post report notes that a woman wounded in last month’s mass shooting on a New York City subway filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the maker of the handgun used in the attack and its parent company, accusing the firearm manufacturer of “reckless disregard for human life.”

There is no longer a human villain at the other end of the gun used in criminal activity. Now the very act of possessing a firearm is egregious enough. In 2005, then Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, a far-left democrat with a penchant for worldwide, public-financed travel with his then-girlfriend, envisioned a gun buy-back to melt down four tons of weapons and build a sculpture more than 24-feet tall.” Somehow that escaped the notice of the NRA, which shockingly endorsed him in 2007. They also had John McCain, a longtime proponent of “closing gun-show loopholes,“ as the featured speaker when the NRA hosted its convention in Phoenix. Even the best organizations occasionally screw up.

In llene Steur’s lawsuit, filed in federal court in Brooklyn, she claimed Glock has “endangered the public health and safety” by the marketing, distribution and sales of its guns.  In February, the families of nine victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting reached a $73 million settlement in a lawsuit against Remington, the maker of the rifle used in that horrific attack. Remington, one of the nation’s oldest gun makers founded in 1816, filed for bankruptcy for a second time in 2020 and its assets were later sold off to several companies. The manufacturer was overwhelmed by lawsuits and retail sales restrictions following the school shooting. The depraved murderer and his family didn’t have the deep pockets of the manufacturer.

The grotesque murders are horrific. Yet this circuitous route of disarming law-abiding citizens prevents them from protecting themselves and their families. John Hinckley, who attempted to assassinate Pres. Ronald Reagan and others in his entourage, has been unconditionally released by U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman, a Clinton appointee. Yes…it’s been 44 years. This release was unwarranted.


Confiscation is not the answer to gun violence

June 1, 2022

Americans are still reeling in the aftermath of another incomprehensible school slaughter, this one on May 24 in Uvalde, Texas, where 21 innocent lives were viciously cut short. Nineteen of the dead were young grade school students and two were teachers. Democrat’s simplistic means of addressing this repeated horror is calling for implementing gun restrictions, limiting calibers and retooling the Second Amendment — which our Founders thought important enough to place immediately after our freedom of speech and right of assembly.

The common thread linking the maniacal killers appears to be dysfunctional, often fatherless families.

Our society has devolved from married, churchgoing families to boys who have no anchor or expectations imposed on them. Salvador Ramos,18, the latest mass murderer was a high school dropout who lived with his grandparents and committed his atrocity after first shooting his grandmother in the face. He was estranged from his mother, who said he “was a good boy,” though friendless and bullied for posting photos of himself wearing eye makeup. “My son wasn’t a violent person. I’m surprised by what he did,” she is quoted as saying. “I pray for those families. I’m praying for all of those innocent children, yes I am. They [the children] had no part in this.” Prior to committing the atrocity, he posted his intentions online. The gunman’s father, with his own criminal history, described his son saying, “I want my son’s story out there,” he said. “I don’t want them calling him a monster… they don’t know nothing, man. They don’t know nothing he was going through.”

Texas democrat, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, irrationally claims gun owners want to turn in their “weapons of war.” That’s the latest terminology the left has employed to describe legal firearms.

And across our northern border, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada is introducing legislation to “implement a national freeze on handgun ownership” throughout the nation.

Seeing Red AZ’s position has remained consistent. We posted “Dem gun hypocrites” December 23, 2012. Watch Chuck Schumer (D-NY) practice target shooting.


Following Uvalde massacre, a sane discussion on Second Amendment

May 29, 2022

This crucial warning from retired military officer, trial lawyer and twice weekly senior Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter, is titled: “If Republicans Collaborate with Dems to Betray Us on the 2A, They Will Lose the Midterms.”

You won’t regret taking time to read this rational commentary. Schlichter’s impressive bio is available here.