AZ Sen. Martha McSally: If you want to win in 2020, show us

June 17, 2019

Partnering with Dem presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand on “doping” is dopey

Sen. McSally,

You are facing ideological leftist Mr. Gabby Giffords aka Mark Kelly, whose 2020 senate campaign is being infused with cash by multi-billionaire Socialist George Soro‘s Act Blue.

Although the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic refers to you as “Arizona’s most reliable vote for Trump’s agenda,” realize that as the backhanded wallop it was intended to be. The newspaper will not endorse you.

Mark Levin’s Conservative Review is less than enthusiastic giving you a Liberty Score of D, or 67% — nothing short of unacceptable, if you’re attempting to win over the conservative voters you need.

Giffords/Kelly, a hypocritical Second Amendment restrictionist and open border fan, is chomping at the bit to replace you…which brings us to the topic of horses. With Arizona’s sieve-like southern border serving as a major point of entry for illegal aliens — foreign nationals from Central America and Mexico, but also as far removed from our hemisphere as Africa, India and points beyond — you have ready-made topics which resonate with the Republican base. Mexican border towns abutting Cochise County, Arizona are war zones with dozens slaughtered as casualties of the drug cartels.

Instead, for some inexplicable reason, you chose to address the topic ofrace horse doping.’ We oppose doping of any sort, especially when it comes to the electorate. Cozying up with New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand on this issue is pure folly. In the race of your life, she is also running — for the Democrat nomination to unseat Republican President Donald Trump.

Remember him? He’s our GOP standard bearer not a prop you stand beside when you think the photo-op serves your purposes. Emulating John McCain is a mistake. His modus operandi was colluding with Democrats from Ted Kennedy to Chuck Schumer, which was a major reason he was censured by elected GOP state committeemen at the Jan. 25, 2014 Statutory Republican Meeting.

When you lost the U.S. Senate to chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, it sent shock waves. You then became the recipient of a rare, follow-up gubernatorial appointment to an open seat. That opportunity will not present itself again. If you don’t fight to retain that Senate seat, your do-over days will be over and Arizona will be represented by a deep blue senate duo.

You were a fighter pilot and the first female commander of a combat fighter squadron. Act like it.

Your sole focus should be on supporting the President and his winning issues. The Dems will forget they knew you when you no longer serve their purposes. If you believe in bi-partisanship, you obviously still believe in Santa and the tooth fairy. Bi-partisanship is a noble goal in the legislative process, but it only exists if Republicans acquiesce and move leftward. There is no reciprocity from the Dems. Gillibrand has gone from supporting restrictions on illegals to now calling for the abolishment of ICE. You’re from Tucson, Martha. How’s that border working out for you?

King Colluder John McCain preferred to be known as a maverick,” to conceal the collaborator he was. Those shenanigans won’t win you Democrat votes when you are facing radical leftist and Obama pal, Mr. Gabby Giffords/Mark Kelly. You need the conservative electorate to turn out, but you won’t get us by partnering with Trump’s presidential challenger, far-left Kirsten Gillibrand. Like your opponent, Mr. Giffords/Kelly, Gillibrand is supported by ActBlue. Individual contributions through ActBlue are easily accessed on the Federal Election Commission website.

Your strategy, Martha, amounts to a personal and GOP death wish. The rest of us relish life and having Donald Trump as president.

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Texas passes looting deterrent bill, sent to Gov

May 28, 2019

As they wrapped up the 2019 legislative session over the Memorial Day weekend, Texas legislators, by a slim margin, voted to send HB1177, known as the Natural Disasters bill, to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature. Three Republicans folded, joining the Dems.

The NRA-backed measure protects law abiding citizens from being charged with a crime for carrying a handgun without a “license to carry” during declared state or local disasters enabling them to protect their property from looters for a week.

The Dallas Morning News reports, “Under current law, Texans who can legally own a firearm don’t need an additional license to openly carry a long arm, like a AR-15. However, to carry a handgun openly or concealed, Texans must get a ‘license to carry,’ which requires taking a course, including a shooting test, passing a background check and paying a fee.”

The fee is $140 with a $70 renewal after 4-years. The intended to impede processing time runs between 60-180 days.

Gun owners asked for these license rules to be loosened after Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in 2017.  KHOU TV 11 reports, “Looters hit Houston after Harvey to the tune of nearly $1 million.” These homegrown thugs robbed businesses and their neighbor’s flooded homes, while good Samaritans from across the U.S. did whatever they could to provide assistance.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, an appointed Democrat whose annual taxpayer financed salary exceeds $260,000, ignores the realities as he previously told Texas citizens who support our Second Amendment protections, “I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue.”

The NRA tracks gun laws across the United States. This interactive map provides important information.


Dying AZ Republic draws life trying to slay US Rep. Paul Gosar

May 22, 2019

Draculesque newspaper sustained by drawing conservative blood 

U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-CD-4) is an unapologetic conservative. As a dentist, his specialty was teeth, but as a congressman, he’s had to learn about fangs.

The feeble, Hillary-supporting Arizona Republic, hemorrhaging subscriptions and narrowly escaping yet another hostile takeover, will fall on its sword promoting an anti-Trump, open borders, restrictions on Second Amendment rights and abortion-on-demand agenda as it insults its few remaining readers.

As it gasps its last breaths, the newspaper now has Paul Gosar in its cross-hairs. Like Bram Stoker‘s Dracula, it sustains itself by feeding on blood. Laurie Roberts, the former sob saga columnist has been shuffled into the conservative slayer position. The emaciated, radically left newspaper got a life enhancing transfusion when it oversaw the election of Kyrsten Sinema to the U.S. Senate and five of our nine congressional seats shift to the Dem camp. Republicans David Schweikert (CD-6) and Debbie Lesko (CD-8) also need our support, as the left is determined to turn the red state of Arizona a deep blue.

Conservative Review lists Paul Gosar, along with Arizona CD-5 U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, among the Top 25 Conservatives in the nation, awarding them both a Liberty Score “A” rating.

Longtime newspaper employees have been unceremoniously dumped, including Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Steve Benson, whose parent-company Gannett could no longer afford. The daily now functions with ASU Cronkite J School students working out of their cars, sans editors.

Gannett Co. Inc.’s stock has been in a downward freefall. Yahoo! Finance exposes the excessive salaries of the newspaper’s execs in the last paragraph of the article that refers to the “melting ice cube of a business.”

In January we postedAZ Republic: homeless vagrant on borrowed time,” detailing how the 10-story building and parking garage the Republic once called home has been sold, with a lease back arrangement from the real estate company that purchased the newspaper’s properties — obviously not the model of success.

Unable to ignore the inescapable truth that it is on life support, the AZ Republic is committed to taking down conservatives. Don’t let that happen. Get involved. Become a Precinct Committeeman. The 2020 election is right around the corner.


Pres. Trump funds border wall despite Dems

May 11, 2019

U.S. national security given preference by Pres. Trump

After being repeatedly thwarted by congressional Democrats in his requests for funding to secure our national border, President Donald Trump has resorted to an end run to halt the relentless surges of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens breaching our border. Arriving in caravans, invaders from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have been aided by Mexico, granting them unprecedented access to reach our border.

The Pentagon has announced it is reallocating $1.5 billion to help pay for construction of 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border.

The money is made available from savings in numerous defense programs, including those earmarked for Afghanistan’s army and other foreign security forces. In March $1 billion was transferred from Army personnel budget accounts to support wall construction.

The combined total of $2.5 billion is in response to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the border. The President  has vetoed Democrats attempts to reverse the emergency declaration.

An enraged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) who has a secured San Francisco mansion in the district from which she runs, but spends much of her time at her secluded and protected Napa Valley estate and vineyard was not embarrassed to  issue a statement.  It said in part, “The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution.”

Democrats are known for hypocrisy. This reveal shows their bonding to Second Amendment restrictions doesn’t actually apply to them.


Misplaced blame in Colo. school shooting, as red flags ignored

May 8, 2019

Another horrific school shooting has captured headlines. Americans are alerted to the fact that two shooters were responsible for terrorizing and wounding 8 students, some critically, and taking the life of another at a suburban Denver K-12 STEM School.

Gun-control activists are amassing, once again. Reliably, they blame the Second Amendment for the cold-blooded carnage. They are wrong. 

The discussion that should be taking place needs to center on the hard truth that children grow up watching and accepting violence as entertainment. Rather than object, too many parents, longing to be cool rather than parentally authoritative, purchase brutal video games or allow their children to watch movies that feature bloody savagery. Toddlers placed in front of TVs in their bouncy chairs are weaned on aggressively battling cartoon characters.

There is also a mental health component, uncomfortable to acknowledge and all too frequently ignored.

Devon Erickson, the 18-year-old shooter wrote on his Facebook page that he was covered in ink and was addicted to pain. He expressed hatred for faith-based Christians, denigrated Donald Trump and praised Barack Obama.

John Fenton, a news producer with CBS Denver, wrote on Twitter that the “car towed from #stemshooting suspect’s home apparently has ‘F*** SOCIETY’ spray painted on the side. Also ‘666’ and a what looks like a pentagram sprayed on the hood.” These symbols are regarded as a blasphemy against God. A photo of the car is under the Twitter link.

The second suspect, a minor, was not named, but the Denver Channel wrote that multiple sources say, “The second suspect is a transgender male who was in the midst of transitioning from female to male.”

These were more than subtle clues that neither parents nor teachers bothered to pick up on. Devon Erickson, who had guns in a guitar case in his bedroom, went by the name “devonkillz” on his Snapchat account.

That moniker alone should raise suspicions. But no. It’s the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution we need to suppress.


Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

May 5, 2019

Venezuelan confiscation of guns undergirds national chaos

As our longtime readers are aware, we occasionally feature columnists whose sound judgment merits consideration. Such an article by Katie Pavlich titled, “Lessons from Venezuela,” is our recommendation today.  Pavlich is the editor of Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor. She is also an Arizona native who graduated from the University of Arizona.

Additionally, we direct you to this brief, but highly informative video,Venezuela Is Exhibit A of Socialism and Total Disarmament,” produced by the NRA. The government of former dictator Hugo Chavez banned private gun ownership in 2012. Citizens who violate the ban face 20 years in prison. Wild corruption at the highest levels and currency hyperinflation left in its wake the inability of Venezuelan citizens to access food, medicine and other basic necessities, in the oil-rich nation. Full-fledged government repression flourishes as the disarmed populace has been unable to defend itself.

NRA’s Dana Loesch correctly asserts, “What is now occurring in Venezuela is what happens when you have a socialist leader and disarmament policies.”

A bit of background: The reelection of President Nicolas Maduro is widely considered fraudulent, with thousands of protesters marching against him. Government forces use tear gas and violence to disperse crowds, including ramming one crowd of protesters with an armored vehicle. Maduro, frequently referred to as an illegitimate dictator, is backed by Russia, China, Iran, Cuba, Turkey and our “good friend” Mexico.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido has gained the support of the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, majorities of European Union nations and Latin American nations.


Pres. Trump and economy soar & NRA Update

April 27, 2019

NRA meeting showcases Pres. Trump and V.P. Pence

Friday was a booming day for the stock market, as both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite indexes closed at record highs. The economy, exceeding expectations, grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the first quarter. 

It was also a winning day for President Trump, as he and Vice President Mike Pence rallied Second Amendment supporters at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum / Convention held this year in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they were repeatedly greeted with cheers from the massive crowd. Billed as “America’s largest freedom celebration,” the convention draws tens of thousands of firearm enthusiasts each year.

Trump used the occasion to announce the withdrawal of the U.S. signature from the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty, in response to concerns from gun owners that it could impinge on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. It was signed in 2013 by Barack Obama, but never ratified.

“Under my administration we will never surrender American sovereignty to anyone, we will never allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedom and that is why my administration will never ratify the U.N. trade treaty,” President Trump unequivocally stated.

Among the speakers addressing the gathering was U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who survived a June 2017 assassination attempt on the lives of Republican members and staffers practicing for the annual ‘Congressional Baseball Game for Charity,’ scheduled for the following day. Before opening fire, in the vicious act that nearly killed Congressman Scalise, the left-wing assailant specifically asked if it was the Republican team practicing. Watch Steve Scalise’s speech here.

Like President Ronald Reagan, who was shot and seriously wounded along with press secretary James Brady, a Secret Service Officer, and a D.C. Police Officer, Rep. Scalise continues to defend our constitutionally protected Second Amendment freedoms.

Scalise has said the experience reinforced his support for gun rights. “I was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment before the shooting,” he said, “and frankly, as ardent as ever after the shooting in part because I was saved by people who had guns.

“They saved my life. But they also saved the lives of every other member. There were over a dozen members of Congress and staffers who would have been executed. That was the intention of the shooter.”

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Fox News reports Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president and public face of the National Rifle Association, alleges the organization’s board president, Oliver North, is trying to extort him into stepping down.

This is the 3-page letter Wayne LaPierre sent to the Members of the NRA Board.

For longtime members of the Second Amendment protection organization, LaPierre is the organization. We wish him well in this unfortunate internecine feud.