Aaron Johnson 
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Re: “Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón

Regarding review from 04/09/2014 on Living History Days, "No mention of the Apaches?" 1) Talk to docents and any of the historical interpreters, look at posted info and books in the shop; 2) Yes, the Tucson Weekly staff could post a bit more; 3) Other mention and historical interpretation depend on having more volunteers do more work-- we are full up and many cover other sites and events as well--but could use more people; perhaps some descendants of "Manzo" Apache might serve--or others with serious interest--let us know.

Posted by Aaron Johnson on 02/08/2017 at 10:35 AM

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Re: “Presidio San Agustín de Tucsón

A reminder to Tucson Weekly staff--The Presidio Museum charges a fee, $5 for adults, less for kids (check the website or facebook page). Per plan, the City of Tucson gradually stepped down monetary support to zero, and the Tucson Presidio Trust took up costs of historical interpretation, daily and particular events [The city owns and maintains the property; the trust runs events.]

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 08/12/2019 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Check, Please

If without providing additional funding for investigation, enforcement, and penalization, this measure will hardly prevent any violence. If the measure's intent is an initial step for future severe restriction, the marketing of it is generating resistance to any additional regulation, so is self-defeating.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 08/12/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Local Police Agency Tightens Gun Safety Rules

So, local governments and citizens, liberals and conservatives, have all held low or no expectations for law enforcement officers for decades. Thank you, this helps me see what standards the public holds (not least any and most every member of any advocates of gun control and RKBA.)
Lesson to be learned? Regarding professionalism, you are mostly on your own, the public does not care--except after the fact, for 2-3 minutes.

Posted by Aaron Johnson on 08/30/2018 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Guest Opinion

Hopeful. But, some notes. 1) I hope that instead of just signing up online with "Giffords, Moms Demand Action or Everytown" and just repeating talking points, they would actually organize groups in calling campaigns and protest walks. 2) These groups' infrastructure will not "put wind in the sails of the students' message to our elected officials"--unless those kids and you all continuously, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly put your own lives into using those groups to broadcast--instead of just being part of a mutual back-patting society. 3) Please, talk to actual gun owners and members of RKBA groups, instead of just talking to or at the chumps speaking for the NRA. 4) Jump on gun-control advocates who stick their feet in their mouths, such as Joseph Biden--not doing so can cost elections.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 03/03/2018 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Class Warfare

I hope that at least some community members will follow-through as much as Ms. Valera and her daughter, as in "If you walk out, you have to have a goal". The public--all sides--could do with less noise and mutual back-patting. This and most all other communities--really, having bunches of kids being shot is what it takes to get even a little politically involved? And certainly, not much until it was on television and the internet, interrupting whatever passive viewing people did. Much?--No, not even volunteering by most people advocating more guns in public and schools--certainly only a few offered to volunteer to train others.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 03/03/2018 at 10:07 AM

Re: “Danehy

I agree with most of Mr. Danehy's criticisms and put-downs. But, the last paragraph, regarding a pistol versus "a weapon of war" being a "gun nut's wet dream"--while true enough for so many--is a matter of training and situation. It is a useful statement for rousing up both sides--if that is his intent, instead of persuasion.
As for most all of the public, on any side, they have not even supported sufficient training for cops, let alone teachers and staff, to deal with such dangerous situations. Note: by training I mean far more than range proficiency with firearms, such as stress training with and without weapons, close-quarters combat, and not least, non-violent communication. By situation, being inside a building presents differently than an empty field.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 03/03/2018 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Israel, the U.S. and Guns

This article is a useful starter for discussion. I hope the Weekly staff will build on this debate , generating more of a public forum, and not stop now and feel their job is done.
A small but necessary criticism: the point about licensed owners only able to buy 50 bullets a year [aside from that being rounds]--is that is not adequate for any training except in cleaning the firearm. If Mr. Safier and anyone else in the newsroom or readers here think the lead statement was a good point, you are and have been helping gun owners or political opponents to perceive you as thoughtless, and are part of what is deficient with gun culture in America, just as much as any loonies and/or neglectful neighbors.

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Posted by Aaron Johnson on 02/25/2018 at 9:09 PM

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