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28Feb

via AzCDL...

We have received quite a bit of feedback regarding our recent Alert about the dissolution of our Political Action Committee. There appears to be some confusion about what is being discontinued, and what activities will cease.

For purposes of clarification, some further explanation is in order. AzCDL is currently three separate and distinct entities, each with their own corporate structures, Boards of Directors, bank accounts, etc. These businesses are:

Arizona Citizens Defense League - A 501(c)(4) tax exempt corporation, founded in 2005 to focus on civic education and advancing our right to keep and bear arms through improvements in public policy. This is the entity that provides our membership with our Legislative Alerts, our Legislative Action Center where legislators from your district can be emailed, our Bill Tracking system, etc. Donations to AzCDL are NOT deductible on your income taxes.

AzCDL Website:
https://www.azcdl.org/
Legislative Alerts:
https://www.azcdl.org/html/subscribe_to_alerts.html
Legislative Action Center:
https://www.azcdl.org/html/action_center.html
Bill Tracking:
https://www.azcdl.org/html/bill_tracking.html
Donations:
https://www.azcdl.org/html/donate.html

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AzCDL Foundation - A 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation, whose mission involves promoting firearms safety, training, practice, and skill at arms, facilitating access to firearms training opportunities, and raising awareness of the constitutional and legal aspects of firearms possession, safety and use. Donations to this entity ARE deductible on your income taxes.

AzCDL Foundation Website:
https://azcdlfoundation.org/

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AzCDL PAC - An Arizona ***political action committee*** formed pursuant to ARS Title 16, Chapter 6 for the sole purpose of supporting, through campaign contributions, candidates for the Arizona Legislature and statewide offices who support and defend Arizonans’ right to keep and bear arms. Donations to this entity are NOT deductible on your income taxes.

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ONLY the third entity, AzCDL PAC, is being discontinued. The Arizona Citizens Defense League will continue to provide the same services and promote the same policy goals that we have continuously for the last fifteen plus years. The AzCDL Foundation is expanding into new areas, having recently merged with TrainMeAZ, the premier provider of gun safety training information in Arizona. We are growing, we are gaining members, and we are as active at the legislature as we have ever been.

Policy Goals:
https://www.azcdl.org/html/our_goals.html

TrainMeAZ website:
http://www.trainmeaz.com/

AzCDL Accomplishments:
http://www.trainmeaz.com/

We are NOT going away!

As noted in our previous Alert, the increasing complexities of election dynamics over the last several years, along with the greatly increased political contribution limits, have led us to believe that our PAC’s ability to make effective monetary contributions to legislative and statewide electoral contests has been minimized. As most gun owners tend to shy away from giving their hard-earned money to politicians, whose support of our RKBA typically varies with the prevailing winds, we have never brought much money into the PAC. That small amount just doesn’t go very far anymore.

We believe our effort, and your hard-earned money, should be directed where it can do the most good. Our legislative activities and grassroots activism have always been our strong suit. Refocusing our energy towards those activities can only be good for our organization, all its members and supporters.

We apologize for any confusion our previous Alert may have caused, and we look forward to continuing the fight for our RKBA far into the future. Thank you all for your continuing support.

#AzCDL

These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

AzCDL – Protecting Your Freedom.

Copyright © 2020 Arizona Citizens Defense League, Inc., all rights reserved.

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04Feb

via Second Amendment Foundation:

Special Event: SAF Town Hall Meeting - Phoenix, February 16th

Join us for a Town Hall Meeting to build the Second Amendment Family. Join us to stress the importance of firearms for self-defense. Building public support of all gun owners is critical in the on-going challenge to keep these rights.

This is where you come in. We want — no, we need you to join us. Bring your friends, neighbors, and family members. Bring anyone who will benefit from learning more our valued right to keep and bear arms.

Circle Sunday, February 16, 2 to 4 in the afternoon on your calendar. Come to the Second Amendment Family Town Hall meeting in Phoenix, at the Sheridan Crescent Hotel, 2620 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021.

At the Town Hall Meeting, you will:

View the video segment from “A More of Less Perfect Union,” Free To Choose Media’s PBS series on the Constitution, the rare occasion when PBS promotes the value of the 2nd Amendment.

Share a message from Alan Gottlieb founder of the 2nd Amendment Foundation

View a video message from Bob Levy, Cato Chairman; Chris Cheng, a Top Shot Champion, and Nadine Strossen, Professor of Law at NYU

Meet national gun rights leaders like Mark Walters host of Armed American Radio

Discuss the basics of safe use of guns for self-protection
Discuss the value of flint lock firearms in gaining support for the 2nd Amendment

The Town Hall Meeting will be filmed and recorded for a future nation-wide webcast. We will be spreading our message around the country. We will let other people and politicians know of our support for the Second Amendment. We want to get all gun rights advocates, including the silent majority among us, to start showing our support for this Constitutional right.

This is your chance to become a Second Amendment First Responder on national television!

RSVP – ASAP to AlanGottlieb@SAF.org.

Your assignment, bring a friend who doesn’t own guns or does some hunting but avoids the gun debate. We have room for just 200 so it will fill up fast. We’ll have some great snacks, a maple sugar gift to take home and plenty of soft drinks.

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04Feb

"At least 60 people were in the audience on Tuesday evening to watch the City Council unanimously approve a resolution declaring Bullhead City to be Arizona’s first Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

"The resolution, proposed by council members Steve D’Amico and Sheila Shutts, cited the 1791 adoption of the Second Amendment as well as various U.S. Supreme Court cases related to it.

"It then went on to reaffirm the city’s commitment to support the United States and Arizona constitutions and state laws and expressed the council’s commitment to “take all actions within its powers as granted by the laws of Arizona, to support and defend the rights and liberties for individuals to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the U.S. and Arizona Constitution ...”

Read more HERE.

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04Feb

"Mohave County just declared itself a sanctuary county — for gun rights."

"Mohave County, which covers the northwest corner of Arizona, is the first local jurisdiction in Arizona to declare itself a "Second Amendment Sanctuary County." The county joins a smattering of other local jurisdictions in the United States that have adopted measures proclaiming protections for the Second Amendment."

Read more HERE.

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04Feb

The La Paz County Board of Supervisors has declared the county to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

At their meeting Feb. 3, the board unanimously adopted Resolution No. 2020-2, which declares the county will not assist in enforcement of any federal laws determined to violate right to bear arms under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

La Paz County joins a growing nationwide movement from local governments to declare their jurisdictions Second Amendment Sanctuaries. More than 400 municipalities in 20 states have done so. In Virginia, more than 120 counties and municipalities have declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries following new gun control legislation from the Democrat-controlled state government.

Read more HERE.

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01Feb

-Shared With Permission-

Action Alert! Arizona Second Amendment Sanctuary County Meetings

We received word that next week both Apache and Yavapai County Boards of Supervisors are meeting on resolutions to declare their Counties as Second Amendment Sanctuaries.

The Apache County Board of Supervisors is meeting on Tuesday, February 4, at the County Annex Building, 75 West Cleveland Street, St. Johns, Arizona. The meeting starts at 8:30 AM. The agenda has not yet been posted but it is our understanding that District III Supervisor, Travis Simshauser has submitted a “consent” resolution for the Board to declare Apache County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. While the meeting is open to the public, we’re hearing that the best way to show support for the resolution is via email to the County Manager/Clerk of the Board, Ryan Patterson at rpatterson@co.apache.az.us.

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors is meeting on Wednesday, February 5, to vote on a Resolution to declare Yavapai County a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” We need to fill the room with Yavapai County Second Amendment Sanctuary City, County and Reservation movement supporters!

The hearing will be held at 1015 Fair Street in the Yavapai County building in Prescott Arizona. The meeting starts at 9 AM. Please plan on being there before 8 AM to get a seat. The last meeting had over 500 in attendance and seating was full by 8 AM.

If you are unable to drive to Prescott for the meeting, you can also view the meeting at the Yavapai County Annex at 10 South 6th Street in Cottonwood. At both locations you’ll be able to view the proceeding and provide oral and written comments. Fill out an RTS (request to speak) green form immediately upon entering if you wish to speak.

Whether or not you can attend, we ask that you contact the Yavapai Board of Supervisors and urge them to support the resolution to make Yavapai County a Second Amendment Sanctuary.

The local anti-rights “Progressive” group, Prescott Indivisible, is encouraging their followers to attend and speak out against the resolution. Please show them respect for their First Amendment rights even while they wish to violate your Second Amendment rights.

If you are interested in organizing to make your City or County a Second Amendment Sanctuary, please contact Drake Mitchell, Second Amendment City, County and Reservation Movement coordinator, at az2amovement@gmail.com.

The Arizona Second Amendment Sanctuary movement is gaining momentum and now has its own website:

https://www.az2a.org/.

Are you on Facebook? Please visit their Facebook Page and give it a “Like”:

https://www.facebook.com/AZ2AMovement

These alerts are a project of the Arizona Citizens Defense League (AzCDL), an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization.

AzCDL – Protecting Your Freedom .

Copyright © 2020 Arizona Citizens Defense League, Inc., all rights reserved.

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01Feb

The Apache County Board of Supervisors is meeting on Tuesday, February 4th, at the County Annex Building, 75 West Cleveland Street, St. Johns, Arizona.  The meeting starts at 8:30 AM.  

The agenda has not yet been posted, but word is District III Supervisor, Travis Simshauser has submitted a “consent” resolution for the Board to declare Apache County as a Second Amendment Sanctuary County.  

While the meeting is open to the public, we’re hearing that the best way to show support for the resolution is via email to the County Manager/Clerk of the Board, Ryan Patterson at rpatterson@co.apache.az.us.

Also see:
https://www.co.apache.az.us/board-of-supervisors/board-members/ 

For more info, please see the event page HERE.

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01Feb

Calling all Volunteers in all 15 Arizona counties:

If you'd like to play a role in helping to grow the Arizona Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement throughout your own county, please email az2amovement@gmail.com

Thank you!

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01Feb

Here's the current status of Second Amendment Sanctuaries across America.

Many Sanctuary County resolutions have passed in response to anti-Second Amendment laws being pushed at the state level. 

With your help, we can be proactive rather than reactive and pass Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions or Ordinances across Arizona. 

Contact us at az2amovement@gmail.com if you'd like to get involved.

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01Feb

Everyone, especially if you live in or near Yavapai County, mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 5th, at 8am. We need a good show of support for the 2A Sanctuary Resolution being proposed at the upcoming Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meeting.


For more info, please visit the event page HERE.

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01Feb

After Mohave County adopted its Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution on November 4th, 2019, the Yavapai County proclamation is part of an ongoing coordinated push for Second Amendment Sanctuaries throughout the entire state of Arizona. 

We have a sample version of a Second Amendment Sanctuary document (for use as an ordinance, resolution, declaration, proclamation, etc., the ordinance being the strongest, and therefore the ideal), for you to take to your county Board of Supervisors for introduction. 

Send us a message at az2amovement@gmail.com if you are interested and we can provide you with an editable version. 

Remember: this Movement starts with YOU!

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