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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Guest Commentary

Re: “Guest Opinion

That is without a doubt the post of the year William. Thank you so much for saying it.

When AG Lynch spoke Tuesday about solving this with love I shuddered to think that I have a government that is now espousing love (under what definition and auspices?). This government has blended their authority into a quasi religion of sorts as love has no place in a discussion about terrorist attacks on US citizens.

I have to believe that it is more than just a political agenda. This is pure crazy.

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Posted by Debra Allen on 06/23/2016 at 10:45 AM

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I've been meaning to talk to you for years. How about some logic... and some gratitude, Ron?
How does passing laws affect the behavior of those who pay no attention to the law?
Your shooter was known to the Pima County Sheriff as having mental issues and being prone to violence. He had assaulted someone and had issued a death threat in two separate incidents at Pima College within the year prior to your shooting. The father had given up on him and the son carefully maintained a skull-shrine to death with candles in his back yard. One other pertinent fact: his mother was a Department Director in Pima County Government and a good friend to Pima County Sheriff for at least twenty years.
Remember how Sheriff Dupnik hypocritically raged against guns and Republicans that next morning?
Your shooter had a firearm that would be considered "lawful" under all your proposals. The existing law was not followed in issuing your shooter a firearm and the shooter's obvious mental health problems were all ignored by County Law Enforcement.
Your solution to your shooting would not have changed anything except making it harder for lawful people to protect themselves (and you) with other firearms.
How does all your politically correct nonsense even peripherally connect to your shooting?

And why won't you spend just one moment in print and thank the man who saved your life?
I've been wondering for years when you were going to acknowledge the heroism of John Roll, who died to save your life? He covered you with his own body and took at least two bullets that were aimed at you. He was my friend; he was appointed a County Prosecutor on my recommendation.
You are a foolish man full of empty words that supposedly fulfill an obvious political agenda.

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Posted by William Heuisler on 06/23/2016 at 9:46 AM

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Not going to happen. Insecure gun nuts love their guns. Even simple common sense regulations are always opposed.

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Posted by bslap on 06/23/2016 at 8:25 AM

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Assault weapon. Another gun expert who has no idea which end of the barrel the round comes out of.

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Posted by CW13 on 06/23/2016 at 7:43 AM

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First guns and before you know it it could be bulldozers neither of which have an operator.

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Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/23/2016 at 6:40 AM

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These Senate bills (and votes) show America just how worthless and reactive our inept government has become. Everybody threw together a quick bill to make it look like they cared when all it was is political posturing.

We are so poorly served. Trump in 16.

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Posted by Dave Nelson on 06/21/2016 at 10:08 AM

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I come from a family of gun owners, and people need to chill out. The NRA has scared gun owners, and as we all know Politicians are liars, this whole thing is ridiculous. This whole thing is just BS, politicians worrying about the rights of a maybe Terrorists. I read both bills, Cornyn's bill gave the FBI 72 hours to make a case to the Court. I laughed so hard, what government agency can do anything in 72 hours. My mother and father in law were murdered, and it has been three years, still waiting for a trial on one of the perpetrators. The truth of the matter is no one on either side is going to take away guns. Even though as my 87 year old father said who had shot bear, buffalo, and mountain lions, and a Veteran of War, "if you need an assault rifle to hunt, go home, you are no hunter and should not handle a gun. It is no longer a sport, and you are no sportsman. " If you can't hit the target without an assault rifle, you need to get one of those computer games of pretend." " Assault rifles are for killing people in war". As another mass shooting happens that kills children, women and men, I personally think all those that do not want common sense gun laws to stop domestic terrorists, are terrorists themselves. It is though they had their finger on that trigger. Shame on Americans that want Terrorists to have guns. Let us give the FBI a hand and help them catch the bad guys. The laws the way they are hinder them from doing their job!

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Posted by Pam Fulgham on 06/21/2016 at 8:32 AM

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Posted by Macie Rawson on 05/30/2016 at 6:41 AM

Re: “Echoes and Ripples

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Posted by Charles Sink on 05/10/2016 at 6:57 PM

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My friends mother passed away recently and he is getting ready for an estate sale. She has a painting of De Grazia's "Little boy holding rooster" so where may I send a picture of it to you, I bvelieve it is an original but not positive. Is there a certain number of originals he painted or?
Any comment would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your time.

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Posted by Cheryl Perius on 04/21/2016 at 11:14 AM

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Back in 1976 my dad and i were traveling throughout Arizona just after passing throught apache junction my dad said he wanted to stop at a friends place soon after we stopped at an art gallery when we enterd man dad was met by a man who had know my dad because they hugged and spoke for a long while. The man then asked me if i would like for.him to.scetch for me i said yes and he did its a beautiful sctech of a little girl holding an umbrella. Done with a black market. This man turned out to be ted can anyone give me an idea of the value of such a scetch if it has any value.

Posted by Scorpion110164 on 02/22/2016 at 6:27 PM

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Before judging SAEMS, one might take the time to research the roots of the organization. SAEMS was established as an educational forum for regulated industry and environmental professionals in southern Arizona, including offering continuing education, service to the community through clean up days, and networking to achieve higher standards. It was an honor to serve on the board of directors for many years in an era when SAEMS welcomed all environmental professionals to the forum to share multiple perspectives. Through sharing we learn, grow and are able to work together even when we hold opposing view points. Kristie

Posted by Kris Kilgore on 02/13/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Food City: A Valentine

I want to go shopping with Charlie Buck. Mary Ruth

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Posted by Mary Buck on 02/07/2016 at 8:17 PM

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Sarah Michelson, you are a traitor to America.

You are no better than a communist infiltrator with your propaganda and half-truths.

Until every single AMERICAN veteran is off the streets, then maybe, just maybe, we can have some sympathy for someone who wants to come to this country illegally, use our benefits and provide nothing in return but scorn and entitlement.

Peddle your nonsense at your monthly Marxist meeting.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 01/18/2016 at 7:31 PM

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The NRA and Gun Rights groups need to provide armor with the guns they provide. Killers are wearing armor, unlike the average citizen carrying a gun. A surprise attack and most citizens will not be wearing armor to protect themselves. So It is important that citizens start wearing body armor to protect themselves from the killers that the NRA are promoting. The NRA has been silent on body armor so far, but I have been urging them to include it at gun shows and shops.

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Posted by votesmartamerica on 01/18/2016 at 5:47 PM

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One needs to only look at what is happening over in Europe and especially Germany recently. This country is not impervious to problems such as what is happening there.
When the needs of many outweigh the needs of a few...........

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Posted by norm9do on 01/17/2016 at 7:36 AM

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It sucks that you marred a good message with a bigoted and baseless statement. Israel is only around 60% white, not that different than the USA..... If you want to see a racially exclusive nation state look no further than Israels neighbors...

The sad part is that you felt the need to defend your participation in Birthright by bashing your own people with a lie! There is plenty to criticize Israel on but to claim that the Jewish state is attempting to be racially exclusive is really a fancy way of comparing them to Nazis, without any evidence to support it. Israel is a diverse democracy with both good and bad people, a small number of bigots but most Israelis are not. You just labeled them all as such with your offhand and inappropriate comment. Shame.

Make your grandparents proud and do the righteous thing, admit your error, and retract the statement. The rest of your piece might actually do some good without it.

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Posted by HumanBean on 01/15/2016 at 6:24 PM

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Yes, we have immigration laws and they must be enforced. "Seriously" is correct in every way. If we open the door to every wretched, disadvantaged person to come here, we will cease to be the United States of America.
There is no sure way to vet these immigrants. Their countries don't cooperate.The only info immigration receives is what the immigrant tells them. How can you vet a person from Syria? Their country is destroyed and no one is going to have info on the refugees. We know many of them are terrorists coming here to do us harm. See the news!! Only a fool would want to open our borders to unknown people, people with forged papers, lies to tell, and hopes of blowing up our country in the name of Allah or getting on welfare. Honest people don't steal across borders with fake papers or pleas for asylum. There is a legal path to enter our country, Those who don't are breaking the law, they are criminals.

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Posted by Jesse on 01/14/2016 at 7:32 PM

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I take it the "racially exclusive nation-state" wasn't Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, or any of a number of other Muslim nations, since Jews aren't generally allowed in those countries, Americans often aren't welcome, and women travel to them at their own risk. Why do you slam Israel, the only Mideast nation that offers constitutional guarantees to all the citizens within its borders and freedom of religion for all three major religions and what does that have to do at all with your commentary?

As to the gist of your article, if the confinement conditions are as you describe, they should be improved. However, we cannot open the doors of this country to every disadvantaged person in the world for if we did that we would cease to be the United States of America and we would become the places from where the immigrants hail. For those that come here, we must vet them before we just let them blend into our population. Amazing as it may seem to you, there are people who do not meet our criteria for legal immigration or for asylum. We have immigration laws and they should be enforced. If we just open the doors, literally billions would come and we cannot sustain that. There are sad and horrible stories all over this world but just letting anyone and everyone cross our borders and come into our house is not the answer.

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Posted by Seriously? on 01/14/2016 at 2:39 PM

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