The Arizona Conservative has previously endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president.
The Arizona Conservative has previously endorsed Senator Ted Cruz for president.
In a nationally televised town hall Thursday, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu defended Americans’ right to bear arms in the face of President Barack Obama’s assault on the 2nd Amendment.
Babeu, invited by CNN to forum in Virginia, asked Obama what gun control measures he would have implemented to stop previous mass shootings. Obama failed to provide specifics in his answer.
“I was disappointed President Obama could not level with the nation and list for us his ideas for a solution,” Babeu said. “He would rather issue constitutionally questionable executive actions rather than tackle the issues head on working with Congress.”
Babeu said America must focus on mental health issues as a way to address gun violence.
“About half of my jail is filled with people with underlying mental health issues. Jails have become de facto mental health treatment centers,” Babeu said. “Keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill while providing successful treatment options will reduce violence.”
Babeu, selected to appear on CNN because of his strong support for the 2nd Amendment, returned to Arizona Friday and renewed his commitment to protect freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.
“A law abiding citizen with proper firearms training is the best protection against an armed violent predator or terrorist,” Babeu said. “I encourage Arizona residents to learn about their right to bear arms and proper gun safety.”
U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Obama announced further details of his executive action on gun control at a White House press conference:
“The president’s latest partisan attack on the Second Amendment represents the pinnacle in a legacy of lawlessness. Despite his hollow, self-righteous attempts to intimidate law-abiding Americans, his executive order will only result in further gun crime and death. The president’s gun control proposals would not have stopped any of the major shootings which took place this past year. Gun violence is committed by criminals, yet, the focus of this executive order is on restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens. Elements of the executive order will unjustly strip some social security recipients of their second amendment rights. Whether it is blind ignorance or intentional deceit, President Obama’s actions will sabotage the safety of countless Americans in order to score political points with the far-left.
“This unconstitutional executive order violates the separation of powers by creating a new law without the consent of Congress and actually attempts to prosecute American citizens under new mandates that have been rejected by Congress. Republicans and Democrats, along with the American people, have already blocked the president’s gun control proposals three different times. Now, Congress must act again and fulfill its duty to put a stop to this dangerous precedent of executive overreach. I am proud to be leading the charge as an original cosponsor of legislation that will block any executive actions that violate the Second Amendment or infringe on Congress’ Article I responsibilities. As an elected Representative, I will never stop fighting to take back the power of the House from an out-of-control executive branch that represents the single greatest threat to American liberty.”
Tomorrow, Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), Congressman Gosar and several of their colleagues will introduce the Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act. This bill is the House companion to S.2434. The bill prohibits funds from being “used to promulgate or enforce any executive action that infringes on the powers and duties of Congress under section 8 of article I of the Constitution of the United States or the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.” The bill also allows for civil action to be initiated in district courts to challenges executive actions that infringe on these rights. The draft text of the legislation can be found HERE.
Congressman Gosar has been actively involved in fighting any and all attempts by this Administration to undermine our Constitution and infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. Congressman Gosar successfully passed an amendment through the House in June 2015 reversing the ATF ban on 7N6 ammunition, therefore restoring Second Amendment rights and preserving access to affordable ammunition for sporting purposes. The Gosar amendment was supported by the NRA and Gun Owners of America. Click HERE to read more.
Today the United States House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill now goes to the desk of President Obama, a secular humanist and an ally of PP who will veto the bill. But he and his values-challenged political party will own that veto.
There’s no way this corrupt organization deserves a nickel of taxpayer funding. Alliance Defending Freedom is suing PP for allegedly defrauding the government. Furthermore, PP is in court defending itself from charges of cashing in abortion profits while refusing to report individuals for raping under-age girls.
ADF attorney Kellie Fiedorek said, “The House has voted the will of the majority of Americans with this legislation, which makes Planned Parenthood ineligible to receive federal tax dollars and redirects those funds to support the thousands of better low-cost healthcare options for women and families. This historic vote recognizes the many issues of a scandal-plagued organization with a long track record of abusive and potentially fraudulent billing practices, caught in authenticated undercover videos trafficking aborted babies’ body parts, and that has repeatedly failed to report the sexual abuse of girls.
Obama has collected $1 million from Planned Parenthood in campaign contributions in the 2012 election cycle, making him the abortion giant’s top cash recipient. Planned Parenthood officials have visited the White House 151 times in the last six years of the Obama presidency. What’s more, Planned Parenthood helped shape Obamacare, which is a none-too-thinly-veiled money-making scheme for Planned Parenthood.
Oh yeah, the fix is in.
You’ll frequently hear leftists say that conservatives and Christians are taking America backwards. The facts don’t support them. Here’s a list of how leftists are corrupting the culture and taking America down.
LEFTIST CAUSES RESULTS
|Abortion||Nearly 59 million children dead/women killed in abortion clinics/women injured in abortion clinics/abortion increases likelihood of breast cancer and cervical cancer/women suffer psychological harms|
|Cohabitation||More women and children injured and killed by live-in boyfriends/city governments subsidizing through domestic partner benefits/undermines marriage culture/training for divorce/more women and children end up in poverty/problems associated with fatherlessness|
|Homosexuality||AIDs and HIV/shortened life spans/increased domestic violence/anonymous sex spreads disease through communities/unresolved psychological pain/pedophilia/problems associated with fatherlessness/people with same-sex attraction not encouraged to go to counseling to discover the root of the problem/instead they’re encouraged by activists to seek special rights that don’t bring happiness and well-being|
|Big Government||More government control/less individual freedom/more government corruption/people encouraged not to work, but to depend on confiscation of the wealth created by others|
|Nondiscrimination laws||First Amendment to the Constitution usurped|
|Hate crime laws||Special classes created at the expense of others/all crime is committed with contempt for the victims, regardless of victims’ identity|
|Expanded welfare||Cycles of dependency on government/loss of dignity and human flourishing|
|Secular humanist government||Hostility toward Christians/inadequate worldview to cope with social problems and governance/loss of free speech and religious freedom/judicial activism and judges making up new laws, undermining the legislative process and Constitutional freedom|
|Secular humanist schools||Hostility toward Christians/children taught that life doesn’t matter/leftist political indoctrination/liberal cocoon/plummeting quality of education/America near bottom of developed nations in scholastic achievement/children not taught the basics/children not taught American history or civics/declining quality of American work force/Planned Parenthood’s school sex education resulted in more teen pregnancy, more early sex and more STDs/teaching of evolution is teaching that life doesn’t matter, creating culture of death/humanity dehumanized as mere animals resulting by chance/dumbing America down/unemployed and underemployed graduates paying huge debts for substandard college education/increased number of foreign doctors and engineers in America doing what many Americans unable to do|
|Crime||Soft punishment/more concern for perpetrators than victims/short terms for rapists|
|War on Poverty||Poverty increased/dependency on government|
|Moral relativism||Decadence/increased crime/crisis of ethics and honest/people encouraged to make their own morality|
|Entertainment culture||Decadence, debauchery, violence, harmful messages/garbage in, garbage out/amorality and dishonesty encouraged/drug use glorified|
|Democratic Party||Corrupted by unions and radical special interests/stolen elections/|
|Immigration||Laws ignored/border dissolved/drug smuggling/human smuggling/Americans injured, raped and killed by illegal aliens/children with TB brought into the nation with Americans exposed to them/Democrats looking to increase voter rolls/Mexico dumping its welfare dependents and criminals on American taxpayers/radicalized Muslims abusing the system to gain entry into the nation|
|Religious freedom||Americans punished by government for their beliefs/Constitutional protection of churches from government twisted to government hostility toward churches/churches corrupted by homosexual activists/religious schools and colleges threatened with loss of accreditation over biblical beliefs/criminalization of scripture|
|National defense||Compromised/America viewed as weak by Islamic terrorists and many nations/citizens at risk/border invasion/president’s tepid responses to terrorism, world events|
|Personal well-being||Everyone suffers from left-wing policies and practices: leftists, conservatives, independents/lefties have the government, the schools, the media, corporations and their cups are still empty and they are still angry/be careful of what you lefties wish for|
|Gun control||Criminals breaking numerous gun control laws which failed to protect innocent lives from being destroyed/Americans left defenseless against deranged shooters/guns are demonized instead of criminals/problem of mental illness overlooked/deranged criminals committing atrocities in places where they know there will be no armed resistance/Oregon community college security guard unarmed/political correctness is getting people killed|
Gov. Doug Ducey said of the efforts to bring refugees here from the Middle East …
“If ever there were a time to put politics aside, it’s right now. With reports that even officials within the federal government have previously expressed concerns about the screening of refugees, it remains imperative that this issue be taken seriously and that our government put the security of the American people first.
“On Monday, I called on national leaders to act with urgency in protecting our homeland, and I am encouraged by efforts in Congress to pause refugee admissions from Syria and Iraq until we have a new standard of verification and assurances to the public.
“This legislation is a good first step, but it should not be a last step. It’s still important that states have greater oversight and authority in this process. I hope leaders on both sides of the aisle can come together and place the security of our nation before all else.”
TheBlaze TV host Dana Loesch sounded off over President Barack Obama’s response to the Oregon college shooting on Thursday, blasting gun-free zones as “criminal protection areas.”
Loesch spoke with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly just hours after Obama delivered a statement from the White House calling for stricter gun control measures in the wake of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, that left 10 people dead and seven more injured.
“Gun-free zones are criminal protection areas and that’s what we usually see. It’s all right there. You can’t refute numbers. You cannot refute the statistics,” Loesch said in response to the president’s remarks.
After the shooting, Obama told reporters that states with the most gun laws tend to see less gun violence, while states with fewer gun laws usually see more gun violence. The president also called for the U.S. to adopt similar gun laws as Australia and the United Kingdom — ”countries like ours.”
However, Loesch pointed out, Australia banned and even confiscated some guns after the Port Arthur shooting massacre in 1996 left 35 people dead, according to the Federalist. And in the United Kingdom, Loesch said there are still beheadings – and shootings – that take in the European country, despite its strict gun laws.
By Alan Korwin, Author
Gun Laws of America
The president’s impassioned Oregon speech, moving as it was, missed a key point that could lead to real progress on this terrible issue of mass murder.
The 16 black Americans shot and murdered in ghettos that same day, and the day before, tragically got no news coverage.
This is stunning, unmentioned — and those lives matter.
That black-lives gunfire atrocity is repeated, daily. And will remain true tomorrow when another 16 are murdered, but get no “coverage” — 6,000 per year.
The “Graph of Death” Mr. Obama asked for is already available here:
(with gut-wrenching explanation)
Chicago murders by area, 2008
By focusing on an isolated “newsworthy” tragedy in one place, Mr. Obama unknowingly obscures the real issue, and does indeed politicize it — as he forthrightly admitted.
NOTE: Every action of this Oregon murderer is already 100 percent illegal — legal scholars know the call for new laws is superfluous and disingenuous. It is a political agenda that weakens support and the true effort to solve the problem.
The president made a repeated and critical mistake: new laws affecting all Americans will not affect the lone psychotics who commit these atrocities.
The medical community stands as the greatest obstacle in getting to the psychotics.
And the biggest ignored issue of all is: The existing background checks have stopped two million people from buying guns because they are known criminals or mentally unfit — and they are simply turned loose on the streets.
We have their names and addresses — and our government just sets them free, right after they try to buy guns.*
Mr. President, do something about that if you’re really serious.