AZ AG Brnovich: McPayback time is here

August 5, 2016

John McCain at age 80 is running — scared — for a sixth 6-year year U.S. Senate term, and is calling in his legal McChips. Just a couple of days ago we posted Dutiful Bill Montgomery plays errand boy for John McCain, reporting on the deceptive robo call made by the Maricopa County Attorney on behalf of McCain. The premise was McCain’s supposedly unwavering support of Second Amendment rights.  Seeing Red AZ exposed the fallacy of the claim with a link to this 48 – 50 Senate Roll Call vote in which he voted with the unified Democrats and three other GOP defectors in an effort to curtail this fundamental Constitutional freedom. Our nation‘s founders considered this right so  important it was placed second only to freedom of speech and assembly guaranteed in the First Amendment.

Now comes another dose of hoodwinking from Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich. He obviously knows better, but is now being reminded that he was the establishment recruit and as many of us heard our exasperated parents say, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” They were speaking out of frustration.  McCain surrogates get the message out on his behalf, minus the tongue-in-cheek bravado.

Brnovich’s robo calls are remarkably similar to Montgomery’s in that they both peddle McCain’s steadfast adherence to “protecting Second Amendment rights.” Believe that at your own peril. Notice that this 2013 letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, clearly states the senate signers were putting Reid on notice they would oppose “any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.”  Whose name is missing? None other than John McCain.  Bill Montgomery and Mark Brnovich might not be paying attention, but you should.

Gun Owners of America has endorsed McCain challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, acknowledging “McCain has been a thorn in the side of Second Amendment supporters for years.” GOA notes that only 35% of AZ GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing compared to 50% who disapprove. The organization scores him a D – rating. McCain, who doesn’t own a firearm himself, has as his pet project closing what he mysteriously refers to as “gun show loop holes.”

McCain’s vile temper and vindictive nature are renown. If he or his surrogates gave a hand up to a fledgling politico, steadfast allegiance remains expected.  Consort with McCain at your own risk. He will own a piece of your hide and call it in whenever it suits him. If you received the auto dialer messages, you heard this truth in action. He and the McCain supporting PACs are not above lying if it benefits him, even alleging that while in the state senate Kelli Ward voted to fund ISIS militants. Votes involving national security take place in Washington D.C., not on Washington Street at the state legislature. This blatant deceit indicates not only the magnitude of his lies, but also the fact that he thinks Arizona voters are foolish enough to buy them.

Early ballots are in the mail. Vote Dr. Kelli Ward for Arizona’s U.S. Senator. McCain needs a rest and we need a vibrant, conservative former state senator and knowledgeable family practice physician to work on revamping the Obamacare monstrosity.

Dutiful Bill Montgomery plays errand boy for John McCain

August 3, 2016

Maricopa County Attorney still “playing well” with AZ Senators

Many of us arrived home from our daily grind Tuesday to find one of those annoying robo calls on the answering machine. This one was of particular interest since it was from the impatient and ambitious Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. And who did he find time in his busy day to pimp for?  None other than the edgy oldster John McCain. McCain, at age 80, is running, albeit scared, for yet another 6-year U.S. Senate term, telling Arizonans he still has work to do.

Among McCain’s unfinished business is continuing to push for amnesty for those illegally invading the USA and further constricting our Second Amendment rights. On Dec. 3, 2015, John McCain was one of only four U.S. Senate Republican defectors who voted with the unified Democrats to limit Second Amendment rights. The Roll Call vote was 48 – 50. (Deceptively worded “Statement of Purpose” accompanies vote.)

Don’t get sidetracked by the flowery description of the bill as a protective or “healthcare freedom” measure or the language that makes it sound as though it’s a budget bill. It was a Democrat-led expansion of background checks on law-abiding purchasers of firearms. GOP Sen. Mark Kirk, who joined the renegades faces a tough reelection campaign in the  blue state of Illinois and is willing to wave the white flag of surrender on constitutional rights. McCain’s motivation is his arrogant, long-held view that he knows better what’s best for the rest of us. His pet project is closing what he calls “gun show loopholes”

Yet in his robo call, County Attorney Montgomery waxes eloquent on McCain’s unwavering support for “protecting our Second Amendment rights.“

Don’t believe it for a second. Bill Montgomery has other motivations that have more to do with his own political aspirations than John McCain’s attempt to hoodwink us during his last hurrah campaign. 

Gun Owners of America has endorsed Dr. Kelli Ward, saying, “McCain has been a thorn in the side of Second Amendment supporters for years.” GOA notes that only 35% of AZ GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing compared to 50% who disapprove. The organization gives him a  D – rating.

Early balloting in the Primary Election begins today, Aug. 3.  Election Day is Aug. 30.  McCain has been in office since he was first elected in 1982. It’s time for a change.  For conservative representation, send Dr. Kelli Ward to D.C. Here’s her view on  the Second Amendment which she calls “one of our most treasured liberties, and it must be protected.” No double talk on “gun show loopholes” or purposely convoluted babble.  Check out her entire Issues page.

Arizonans know we deserve better than what we’ve been getting, regardless of what we hear from a McCrony on a robo call.

NRA goes to bat for Trump, hits Hillary in her Benghazi

June 30, 2016

The National Rifle Association has released it’s first pro-Trump ad of the 2016 election cycle. The powerful ad features Mark “Oz” Geist, a Marine Corps veteran who provided security services in Benghazi, Libya.

“A lot of people say they’re not going to vote this November because their candidate didn’t win,” Geist begins as he strolls through a military cemetery. “Well, I know some other people who won’t be voting this year either. Hillary as President? No thanks.

I served in Benghazi. My friends didn’t make it. They did their part. Do yours.”

In this 2015 interview with Ammoland, Donald Trump made his views clear as he talked politics and guns, beginning with this statement:

“I am a Life Member of the NRA and am proud of their service in protecting our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA’s efforts to stop dangerous, gun-banning legislation and regulation is invaluable. The media focus on those efforts overshadows the great work the NRA does on behalf of safety and conservation.”

Jeff Flake colludes with liberals on gun control

June 22, 2016


It’s Jeff Flake — back to his “bi-partisan” antics. Here he is, hard at work with Democrats and Republicrats to rein in our Second Amendment rights. Flake was also integral to pushing amnesty for illegal invaders as a fixture of the Gang of Eight —- along with John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and a load of other unsavory left wing types. As a member of the U.S. House, Flake labored tirelessly alongside Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez promoting amnesty to “turn more red states blue.”

The aptly named and ambitious Flake — with strong Libertarian leanings — has run as a Republican because he knew that provided the direct route to the rarified Club of 100 — the U.S. Senate. As a close Obama associate who has traveled with him  to Kenya and Cuba and is a regular basketball playing chum, Flake has honed progressively close Democrat ties. Posing this question to Jeff Flake was met with stony silence.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest intimated Tuesday that Republicans are cowards for opposing Monday’s gun control proposals. Jeff Flake, who the Arizona Republic newspaper denounced as a “coward” for his campaign-related vote opposing background checks in 2013, as it lavished praise on John McCain, who it claims, “did not fail” as “one of just four Republicans who dared follow their conscience on this bill.” McCain was complimented for taking the path “of the maverick once more.”

Now it’s Jeff the Flake who has done a stunning about-face as he shreds Second Amendment protections with proposals that would not have prevented the Orlando massacre perpetrated by an ISIS inspired terrorist who praised Allah in his call to police.

Photo credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

H/T Commenter Doc

It’s not about guns, but senate missed the message

June 21, 2016

Begin by turning off spigot of unable-to-be-vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring countries

Disarming Americans is tough work. The U.S. Senate spent Monday evening trying to enact controls on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens in response to the most recent ISIS inspired massacre in Orlando.

Political shenanigans were the order of the day in an effort to constrain law-abiding citizens as those elected to represent us pursue their bizarre scheme ostensibly to “prevent further mass shootings.” Heritage Foundation offers a far superior plan on how to prevent another domestic terror attack: “Implement counter terrorism policies.”

The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Chris W. Cox, summed up the farcical maneuvering with these words:

“Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate. President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms. We should all agree that law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a secret government list should not be denied their constitutional right to due process. These are not mutually exclusive ideas.  It is shocking that the safety of the American people is taking a backseat to political theatre.”

Cox’ full statement can be read here.

Erich Pratt. Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, sent this letter to Senators, which included a survey of over 15,000 law-enforcement personnel illustrating that our first responders believe that armed civilians, not gun control, will make Americans safer. 

Left has the answer to radical Islamic terrorism

June 15, 2016

In the aftermath of the latest carnage perpetrated by radicalized Muslims residing in the United States, count on liberals to come up with an answer: Repeal the Second Amendment.

The Founders got it wrong, don’cha know?

And Barack Obama still views identifying the radical Islamic terrorists by name as abhorrent. In the aftermath of the deadly terror attack on an Orlando nightclub, Obama and the Left continue to blame guns, not the radicalized Muslim gunman who called 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS minutes before opening fire.

David S. Cohen, a constitutional law professor at Drexel University‘s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, demeans the quaint reverence Americans have for the Constitution, saying the “Second Amendment is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact,” and “must be repealed.” 

This is the endless tape on which the volume is turned up to fever pitch whenever gun related violence takes place.

Cohen and a co-author Krysten Connon wrote a book titled “Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism”—  proof that he is familiar with the word “terrorism.” but through a skewed prism relating to a pro-life stance. Cohen and Connon actually use the phrase “abortion care,” saying “providers” of such care are terrorized every day.  Get it?  They are referring to the abortionists, not the innocent human babies whose live are snuffed out for convenience by these “care” givers.

The Boston Marathon bombers used two pressure cookers to kill 3 and main 264 on a lovely Spring day.

Timothy McVeigh detonated a homemade fertilizer bomb in a rental truck at the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City killing 168 and injuring 684.

The terrorism that took nearly 3,000 lives on September 11. 2001 involved 19 committed Islamic extremists commandeering commercial airliners and flying them into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, after heroic passengers fought to keep that plane away from the Capitol and White House. 

Using the skewed logic of the left, airliners, pressure cookers, rental trucks and fertilizer should be outlawed — keeping us all so much safer.


9th Circus rules 2nd Amendment doesn’t apply to concealed carry

June 10, 2016

Court infringes on “… the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”

In a 7 – 4 ruling issued Thursday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, firearm owners have no constitutional right to carry a concealed gun in public. The court  said officials need only grant permits to those with “good cause,” such as facing a specific danger.

The decision of the San Francisco based court — the most reversed court in the nation — is viewed as a victory by gun control advocates and sets a legal precedent in western states — Arizona among them. This decision by the full 9th Circuit reversed a 2 – 1 decision in 2014 by a 3-judge  panel of the appellate court that found California residents have an inherent right to a concealed weapon for self defense.

It was called the Second Amendment.

But Judge William Fletcher thinks differently. “We hold that the Second Amendment does not protect, in any degree, the carrying of concealed firearms by members of the general public,” Judge Fletcher wrote in the 52-page opinion. San Diego and Yolo counties’ interpretation of “good cause” is a focal point in this case. Both counties define “good cause” as requiring a particular need.

The en banc court (entire bench — signifying a particularly important issue) affirmed the district courts’ judgments and held that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public. Several residents who live in San Diego and Yolo Counties, sought to carry concealed firearms in public for self-defense, but were denied licenses to do so because they did not satisfy the “good cause” requirements in their counties. Under California law, an applicant for a license must show, among other things, “good cause” to carry a concealed firearm. California law authorizes county sheriffs to establish and publish policies defining good cause. Those seeking the permits contend that San Diego and Yolo Counties’ published policies defining good cause violate their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

If you’re interested in time traveling to scrutinizing English law in 1299 when Edward I directed the  sheriffs of Safford and Shalop to prohibit anyone from “going armed within the realm without the king’s special licence,” this opinion is for you.

If you’d like to know why Juan Francisco Sanchez, an illegal alien deported five times, was able to secure a gun to murder Kate Steinle as she strolled on the San Francisco pier with her father, but her father couldn’t have defended himself and his daughter, ask the black robes in San Francisco — a sanctuary city.

The same sanctuary city is where illegal alien gang member Edwin Ramos shot and killed Tony Bologna 48, a father of four and two of his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16 in a case of mistaken identity  — as they were returning from a family barbecue. Ramos was identified as having murdered previously.

These two cases, among many, illustrate “good cause” for concealed carry. 

It’s called a fighting chance.