Thursday, April 22, 2010


Arizona appears to be getting aggressive as they deal with some conservative, political issues.

1. This month the Governor signed into law the right for any law-abiding citizen, over the age of 21, who is not a prohibited possessor of a firearm; to carry a concealed weapon without a concealed carry permit. AZ joins only two other states with similar laws.

2. The legislature is working on a bill that would stop the federal government from interfering in the manufacture and sale of guns within the borders of AZ. This would apply to guns made in the state and then sold in the state. Interstate commerce rules would not apply, so the federal government has no right to control the sale or require checks or registration.

3. The legislature is working on a "birther bill". If it passes, before any candidate for president can be placed on the ballot in AZ, they must produce a certified copy of their birth certificate. If Obama does not do this, he would not be on the AZ ballot when he runs for re-election.

4. Presently, on the Governor's desk is an anti-illegal immigration bill. If it becomes law during the next couple days, it would require local law enforcement officers to check the immigration status of person detained for other reasons and who demonstrate reasonable cause for the inquiry. If officers do not follow this law, they can be sued by the public. The law would also establish a state law that would make someone being in AZ, illegally, guilty of trespassing and they can be arrested and charged with a crime.

5. A bill is in process to establish a constitutional right for residents of AZ to hunt and fish. This would preempt what some other states are facing where groups are fighting to stop the right to hunt and fish.

Good things happen when you have a legislature controlled by conservative Republicans and a Republican Governor.


  1. Some good news for a change! Who is your governor now?

  2. Our governor is Jan Brewer, who was the Sec. of State when Nappy went to Washington.