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Security: Apple Inc – A Message to Our Customers

Security: Apple Inc – A Message to Our Customers The United States government has demanded that Apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. We oppose this order, which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake. The Need for Encryption Smartphones, led by iPhone, have become an…

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said. Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa. According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for…

!ALERT! – ARIZONA CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE

!ALERT! – ARIZONA CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE (“AzCDL”) Legislative Update The status and summary of bills that AzCDL is monitoring can be found on our Bill Tracking page. The deadline for all bills to be heard in committees in their originating chamber (House or Senate) is Friday, February 19, less than two weeks away. Most of the bills we are monitoring will not survive that deadline. RTS Success! We thank everyone who used their RTS accounts…

Five Adults and One Child Found Dead in Fatal Stabbing

Five Adults and One Child Found Dead in Fatal Stabbing On February 4, Chicago Police Department officers discovered five adults and one child stabbed to death in a home in Chicago’s Gage Park. Police found the bodies around 1:05 PM Thursday. According to the Chicago Tribune, the CPD sent officers to investigate after someone called police to say a “co-worker had not shown up for work Wednesday or Thursday.” When officers arrived to check on…

!ALERT! – ARIZONA CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE

!ALERT! – ARIZONA CITIZENS DEFENSE LEAGUE (“AzCDL”) RTS Access Update Thanks to AzCDL’s efforts, the RTS (Request To Speak) System Administrators have agreed to reactivate accounts that were created online and recently used to comment on bills scheduled for committee hearings. If you created an online RTS account, please immediately test your ability to sign in at https://apps.azleg.gov/.  After signing in, click on the RTS logo.  If you see “New Request” as a menu option…

House Democrats Ask Obama to Expand Rifle Ban

House Democrats Ask Obama to Expand Rifle Ban On January 11, approximately 90 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to use his executive authority to tighten restrictions on the importation of detachable-magazine, semi-automatic rifles. Back in 1989, ATF reversed its interpretation of federal law to ban the importation of 43 makes and models of rifles functionally identical to the U.S.-made AR-15 and Springfield Armory M1A….

Deal Struck Between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republicans

Deal Struck Between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Republicans The Washington Post is reporting that a deal has been struck between Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the majority ruled Republicans legislature over the Governors promise to rescind Virginias handgun reciprocity agreement. You are may be asking, what’s the catch? It really is quite simple so here is the break down: Virginia’s handgun reciprocity, that is has with 25 states, will not be rescinded. In exchange, the…

Political Correctness, The End of Free Speech in America?

Political Correctness, The End of Free Speech in America? What is “Political Correctness?” According to the Oxford Dictionaries it is, the avoidance, often considered as taken to extremes, of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. Although the definition is correct, there is much more to today’s Political Correctness than a simple definition is able to reflect. The roots…

Gov. Ducey calls for immediate halt of new refugees to Arizona

Gov. Ducey calls for immediate halt of new refugees to Arizona PHOENIX- Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered the immediate halt to the placement of any refugees in Arizona, following the attacks in Paris on Friday. Gov. Ducey said in a statement, “As governor, I am invoking our state’s right under 8 USC, Section 1522 (a), to receive immediate consultation by federal authorities per the United States Refugee Act, and that the federal government take…

FLASHBACK – Original Intent and Purpose of the Second Amendment

Original Intent and Purpose of the Second Amendment The Second Amendment: 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. The original intent and purpose of the Second Amendment was to preserve and guarantee, NOT grant, the pre-existing right of individuals to keep and bear arms. Although the amendment emphasizes the need for a militia, membership in…

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