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Tucsonans Fight to Keep City Safe for Guns– Not People (videos)


If only Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik had kept his big mouth shut about this whole gun control thing…but, no, he dared to discuss gun control at a public forum, he sponsored a local gun-buyback-and-destroy program on the anniversary of the Tucson Massacre, and he pushed for (and passed) an ordinance requiring gun show background checks.

Now to combat Koz’s jack-booted attempts at sensible gun control laws to take away their freedoms, Tucson gun nuts patriots right wing talk show host Charles Heller and perpetual political candidate Sean McClusky are working hard at make Arizona a safer place for guns— lots of guns.

Heller opposed Koz’s gun buyback because innocent guns were destroyed. Instead he supported fromer State Senator Frank Antenori’s parking lot gun sales which allowed private citizens to freely sell their guns to strangers, which held on the same day at basically the same location. More recently, Heller appeared on the Daily Show touting the merits of a new law in the Arizona Legislature which would bar law enforcement from destroying guns.

McClusky— working with The Armed Citizen Project— also wants to break down barriers to gun ownership– by giving them to Tucsonans who live in high-crime areas— specifically the Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood, the Midvale Park Neighborhood, and midtown Tucson neighborhoods. (What could go wrong?)

Check out these three videos…

Heller and Koz on the Daily Show

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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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