Alert from AZCDL:
In a recent flyer attacking a legislative candidate in a Phoenix West Valley district, the Arizona Democratic Party claims that the candidate "voted to put guns in the hands of illegal immigrants, violent criminals, and even sex offenders."
Why would the AZ Democratic Party make such a claim? Because the candidate voted "Yes" on HCR2025 during the Third Read vote on the House floor on March 4, 2003.
Exactly what did HCR2025 do that would cause the Arizona Democratic Party to say such things? It was, quite simply, a concurrent resolution recognizing that gun shows are a lawful, normal, and reasonable means for law-abiding gun owners to exercise their First and Second Amendment rights. It stated, in part …
"Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. That the Members of the Legislature recognize that gun shows provide a safe, historical, valuable and indispensable community service for those citizens who choose to exercise their constitutional rights.
2. That such peaceable public assemblies should be protected from those who would further regulate, encumber or eliminate them through a campaign of misinformation."
It appears from the flyer that Democrats believe that if YOU attend a gun show you are a sex offender, violent criminal or illegal immigrant. What kind of support can we expect from legislators with a party like this behind them, backing and funding them?
If you are as offended by this disgusting personal attack on Arizona's law-abiding gun owners and gun show attendees as we are, please make your voice heard! Contact the Arizona Democratic Party at …
Arizona Democratic Party Headquarters
2910 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Toll Free: 1-877-298-6837
You can contact Maria Weeg, their Executive Director, at the following contact web page …
You can contact Emily DeRose, their Communications Director, at the following contact web page …
The following is a cut-and-paste template you can use when communicating with the above individuals.
The Arizona Citizens Defense League has informed me that the Arizona Democratic Party recently distributed a flyer denigrating a legislative candidate's support of Arizona's Constitutional protection of law abiding citizens' right to keep and bear arms.
I am deeply offended by your disgusting insinuation that only "illegal immigrants, violent criminals and sex offenders" attend gun shows. I am a gun owner. I attend gun shows. I am a law-abiding citizen. I demand a public retraction of your statement and a written personal apology from your organization for your outrageous attack against me.
How do you expect to win elections when you ridicule and attack the voters you are asking to support your candidates? What kind of support can I, as a gun owner, expect from legislators with a party like yours behind them and funding them?
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Update 1: Looks like the DNC is up to the same dirty tricks in Ohio. H/T to Armed Citizens of Chicago.