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Arizona State Capitol Gun Nut Rally Draw Hundreds of Armed Protesters (video)

Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman uploaded this video of a recent gun nut rally on the grounds of the Arizona State Capitol– obviously friendly territory for gun nuts.

The video left me nearly speechless. The wacky speakers. The defense of slavery as a benevolent institution. (Huh?) The threats against Democrats (who are “all on food stamps”), Latinos, and anyone who wants to take their guns away (including law enforcement officers). The intense fire power on display. (Were those guns loaded?!) The strong support for Sheriff Joe. The long list of elected politicians in attendance– including Attorney General Tom Horne and State Superintendent of Schools John Huppenthal. Check it out.

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela J. Powers

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals–not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election.

My platform focused on economic reforms to grow Arizona’s economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, grow local small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs.

In the Arizona House, I was a strong voice for fiscal responsibility a moratorium on corporate tax breaks until the schools were fully funded, increased cash assistance to the poor, expansion of maternal healthcare benefits, equal rights, choice, unions, education at all levels and protecting our water supply.

After three terms, I retired from the Arizona Legislature in January 2023 but will continue to blog and produce my podcast “A View from the Left Side.”

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