There is a big difference between welcoming immigrants and allowing wholesale illegal border crossing by anyone at all, terrorist and dangerous criminals included. The Tucson Police and Border Patrol are trying to protect YOU!
Meanwhile my street has grass growing up through the cracks and the road from the airport looks like it belongs in Somalia, not the United States.
Why does our useless city council waste time grandstanding on these hotbutton national issues way outside their core responsibilities when basic services are not being performed?
"We're not saying you can't have a gun show at the TCC," Fimbres said. "We're just saying background checks are a required part of that. ... IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHO WE ARE SELLING WEAPONS TO." emphasis added
There you have it. Councilman Fimbres wants to know who is buying weapons, not if they are mental defectives or prohibited possessors.
Many note that firearm prohibitionists like Councilman Fimbres, Councilman Uhlich and Councilman Kozachik really aren't interested in firearm safety; otherwise, like the NRA, they would spend monies to train people how to safely handle a firearm.
No, they are more interested in prohibiting firearms first to certain classes of people then to everyone.
Damn Jim, you would think after all these years and after all of the corrections that you would finally report on this correctly. Even the reporters at the Arizona Daily Star get this one right. In you article you wrote:
"Federal law requires anyone with a federal license to sell firearms to conduct a background check on buyers. But non-licensed dealers are not required to do a background check—and in fact, they don't have access to the database that would allow them to do background checks."
Jim, if you do not know by now, and you certainly should, if you are "dealing' in firearms, you are required, by federal law, to be licensed to sell them.
Oh, and by the way, the penalty for selling firearms that are not part of a private collection for profit can result in severe penalties. Put another way, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW!
If doing background checks are scaring a lot of people off, then what's this say about those who go to these shows to buy guns? Why would we want to be selling major amounts of guns to those who can not pass a check ?
So, after wiping out the bars in historic structures that had stood where the transit center is now only succeeded in generating replacement bars downtown; yet another "new" development will come about. After the great success that the City has seen with the La Placita project, the Rio Nuevo debacle, and now opening up the Ronstadt Center as an opportunity to again completely disrupt traffic into downtown; excuse my doubt that anything productive, much less profitable, will come about from the "new development paradigm".
INCARCERATING PEOPLE "FOR PROFIT" IS IN A WORD....WRONG!
The mere presence of a private “for profit” driven prison business in our country undermines the U.S Constitution and subsequently the credibility of the American criminal justice system. In fact, until all private prisons in America have been abolished and outlawed, “the promise” of fairness and justice at every level of this country’s judicial system will remain unattainable. We must restore the principles and the vacant promise of our judicial system. Our government cannot continue to "job-out" its obligation and neglect its duty to the individuals confined in the correctional and rehabilitation facilities throughout this nation, nor can it ignore the will of the people that it was designed to serve and protect. Please support the National Public Service Council to Abolish Private Prisons (NPSCTAPP) with a show of solidarity by signing "The Single Voice Petition"
Please visit our website for further information: http://www.npsctapp.blogspot.com
"Practicing Humanity Without A License"…
I thought at the time that he was falsely accused. and I think we all need to demand justice
Oh, the advice a Major Tucson law firm provides to clients...
But this is not the first time a Tucson employer has made attempt on a whistleblower, let's hope it's the last.
Maybe they should think about fixing the roads and cleaning up ugly medians?
how about we just respect the actual day that Stonewall took place?
I don't get it. We are too small a town for a parade? There are Pride Parades allover the world...little towns in India, Malaysia, even former Soviet countries manage to have them... and Tucson can't? Someone seems to have played with money. As for the performers insisting on being paid, does that mean you won't be taking tips girls?
Rick - thanks for letting us know, and apologies to Craig, noise or no noise. He's a dedicated community volunteer and we appreciated his time, and regret the error.
Please be advised that there is an error in the amount of debt on the credit card held by the former president, Karon Bohlenger. The correct amount is $1600, not $16,000. Either I misspoke or perhaps it was very difficult for the very nice reporter to hear me. Unfortunately, the interview was over the phone and I was in a copper mine at the time around some very noisy machinery, but in either case I accept the error as mine, not the reporter's. I'm very sorry for any confusion. - Craig Garver, former interim treasurer, Tucson Pride, Inc.
"... the event was no longer able to remain at Reid Park." Why was that?
And can someone explain 22nd and Kino to me? From my drive through there 4 days a week, it looks like they are creating one of those "bantam freeway" type interchanges that got voted down so many times?
I must have missed the media coverage on the approval of that one.
A little continuity of plans would go a long way. It's bad enough trying to enter downtown NOW, let's just try to jam an even wider Broadway into the choke point at the Toole/Congress/Fourth Avenue/streetcar intersection.
Oh yeah...let's get the cars off Congress, too? Why not just close Broadway completely and install a parking lot with a 3 mile pedestrian walkway to Downtown?
We're a big city now,, looks like a bit of graft and corruption is taking hold,, oh how I miss Boston,, it was all so open there. Let's do a "Big Dig" here too.
A) Pride is in JUNE, STONEWALL remember? Some of the less manly of us are afraid to sweat.. so why not Christmas in April,, it wouldn't be cold then.
B) maybe it's my age, but having drag queens out there so the rednecks think that all gay men want to be women.. thanks I like mine on a stick
C) and about Pride? see B) IBT's and always a drag show at the 4th AVE STREET FAIR. NOW it's the gay bar owners ripping off the yahoos, and showing them that if they are into gay-bashing NOW they know where to go. So yeah let's see some pride. The only thing I think of with drag is makeup by MAX TRACTOR other than that, (with the exception of one ENTERTAINER) the laugh is the straight men now think their wives are ugly
Gee, none of the bitches ever seem to come into heat? Ah common TGP, we aren't stupid. Too bad Pima country isn't willing to shell out a few bucks and do a few blood tests. That would answer whether or not they are on steroids.
It will be interesting to see if the new director is going to control if a dog goes to a rescue group or not because he personally doesn't like whoever's running it.
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