Monday, March 17, 2014

3-16-14 MCRC Briefs


MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor

Web Master   John Strasser


March 16, 2014


·       Please Keep Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Posse-man Phillip Griggs, who was shot New Year’s Eve along with a Phoenix police man Officer DeFranka, in your prayers. Griggs remains in critical condition in intensive care since that shooting. Due to him being a volunteer, there is no workers comp. To donate pull down tab at the MCSO Memorial fund


·       Candidate Tracy Livingston Is Stepping Out Of The Race for Maricopa Community College At-Large Board Position due to conflict of interest with her current Peoria Unified School District Board seat.


·       The Grand Valley Republican Women are hosting a 4-6:30 pm, March 21 ‘meet and greet’ for LD8 and LD11 candidates at the Mission Royal Recreation Center, 11 S Mission Parkway,  Casa Grande.  Confirmed candidates include: LD8 House – Darla DeWald, Frank Pratt and TJ Shope, LD8 Senate Irene Littleton, Trey Terry, Harold Vangilder, and Alan Pease, LD11 House – Mark Finchem, Jo Grant, Vince Leach, LD11 - Senate Scott Bartle, and Steve Smith. RSVP: 520-858-2792 or (subject line: GVRW Legislative Meet & Greet).


·       Lisa Goldwater starts her radiation and chemo treatments this coming week.  As you may recall, she came through recent brain surgery with flying colors.


·       Gilbert Watch: “For more information, be sure to check the MCRC Briefs daily, or subscribe to Frosty's email list by contacting her at  Frosty covers more than Maricopa County.  She is Arizona's Drudge Report, and then some, because she frequently writes commentary.”


·       LD11 House Candidate Vince Leach Schedule:

·       March 18 – 3 pm, Sun City Vistoso Republican Club                   

·       March 18 – 5:30 pm, SaddleBrooke Irish Pub Night                         

·       March 19 – 5:30 pm, Western Pinal GOP Club Casa Grande           

·       March 20 – 4 pm, Grande Valley GOP Women Casa Grande     

Contact:  520-818-8814 


·       Maricopa County Supervisors Clint Hickman will hold a ‘meet and greet’ to gather petition signatures at Basha Supermarket, 13940 W Meeker Blvd., Sun City West from 10 am to 5 pm, March 28.


·       Former MCRC Executive Director Tom Husband will be discussing the  principles of the republican platform at the 6:30 pm, March 17 Arizona Project meeting at 3371 E. Shea Blvd.  Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce will talk about the duties/activities of the Corp. Commission. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders  602-677-1496.


·       Republican Candidate Announcements, fundraiser, neighborhood walks and other events can be sent to for posting in the Briefs.  In fairness to all GOP primary candidates, Briefs does not post endorsements, nor does it endorse any GOP candidates prior to the primary.


·       The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is:   If there's something that you need and can't find, please contact Webmaster John Strasser at 480-273-8798 or


·       The "Most Significant Border Security Event Of 2014" will take place in Phoenix on March 17/18.-- Border Technology will be showing its IDENTISEIS® security system, including the IDENTICOPTER™ drone (Booth 416).


·       Former Graham County Sheriff  Richard Mack and founder of  the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association will address the Surprise Tea Party Patriots at 6:30 pm, Tues, March 18 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 West R. H. Johnson Blvd. Mack will speak on State's Rights, Oath of Office, and how to use the State Supreme Court to repeal Obamacare. As a constitutional sheriff, he is a defender of the Bill of Rights and state's sovereignty has been awarded the highest honors from the Second Amendment Foundation, Gun Owners of America, and the NRA. Contact: SurpriseTeaPartyPatriots


·       Volunteers Are Needed to help gather petitions signatures to get Supt of Public Education candidate Diane Douglas on the Aug ballot.  Contact: Kristine Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator     480-241-7111.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar, along with several of his colleagues, sent a letter last Tuesday to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that the Department of Justice take action against for its egregious role in promoting human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of minors. The website's mostly unchecked advertising is the leading online source for prostitution in the United States. “ It's disgusting that has been allowed to serve as a hub for human trafficking and sexual exploitation. I call on the Justice Department to crack down on this heinous abuse and prosecute those responsible for these deplorable acts. The United States of America should be a place of freedom and hope, not one of oppression and despair propagated by human trafficking,”  Gosar said. Click HERE to read more and click HERE to view  letter.


·       The Maricopa County Republican’s West Valley Office Yard Sale (originally set for March 28 and 29) has been changed to Thurs, March 20 and Fri, March 21 at the home of Peter and Phyllis Lee's Home, 18825 N. Conestoga Drive, Sun City.  Donations can be dropped off before then, but please call first (623)583-5987.


·       Tony Tangalos, Founder Of Prepperfest will discuss "Prepping - It's Not For Doomsday; It's For Everyday"  with the Surprise Tea Party Patriots at 6:30 pm, April 1 at the Sun City West Foundation Plaza, 14465 W R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West.  Info: surpriseteapartypatriots


·       A Gubernatorial Debate will be held between 2-5 pm March 22  at the  Quail Creek Madera Clubhouse, 2055 E. Quail Crossing, Sahuarita. Doors open at 1:15 pm. Free admission. Confirmed candidates: Secretary of State Ken Bennett, former congressman Frank Riggs, Dr. John Molina, Sen Al Melvin, Christine Jones. Also invited candidates Treasurer Doug Ducey, former county attorney Andrew Thomas, and Scott Smith. The debate is co-sponsored by LD2, SACPAC, Quail Creek Republican Club, Republican Club of Green Valley/Sahuarita, Sahuartia Tea Party Patriots, and Green Valley Tea Party.

·       Long time GOP activist Eric Johnson and his family have been enjoying Cocoa Beach, the Kennedy Space Center, and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando. 


·       CD8 Republican Congressional Candidate Clair Van Steenwyk will address his LD-22 Republican's meeting at 6:30 pm, March 17 at the Westbrook Village Recreation Center Building on Country Club Drive in Peoria. He will be discussing his candidacy, issues concerning the State of Arizona and his opponent's voting record and will take QA.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar: “It’s time to rein in executive overreach and restore the balance of power established by the Constitution. Just this past Thursday, President Obama signed another executive order that would affect thousands of businesses across the country, adding to his many unilateral changes to ObamaCare and end-runs around Congress. The Framers intended to prevent arbitrary rule, but the Obama Administration is pushing the limits of that fundamental constitutional principle.”


·       Don And Lois Moore, Proprietors Of The Quartzsite General Store, have been entered into Congressional Records by Congressman Paul Gosar, on 41 years of success. “The store's Western-themed storefront has been a mainstay of Quartzsite's Main Street for more than four decades, adding to the town's character and economy. The store could not have been successful without Don's and Lois's hard work and dedication,” Gosar said. Click HERE to read Quartzsite Times.


·       Items for the March 29 “Great Arizona Rummage Sale,” sponsored by the Arizona Project (AP), should be delivered to the office, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx, between 9 am-5 pm, Mon- Fri or bring to the regular Monday evening meeting. Proceeds will benefit AP and “Packages From Home.”  Contact: Chr Ron Ludders  602-677-1496.


·       AzCDL Is Planning Its Fifth Annual Trek to Front Sight’s Nevada facility for a 4-day defensive handgun class that runs April 11-14.  A one-day follow up class that, combined with the 4 day class, meets the qualifications for the Nevada, Utah and Florida CCW permits.  Information:  Front Sight’s website. Each student is expected to make their own course and hotel reservations.  AzCDL has reserved a block of hotel rooms at the Saddle West hotel in Pahrump, about a 20 minute drive from Front Sight and is working with Front Sight to ensure all AzCDL students a placed in the same class.  For class and hotel reservations contact Duke.  For further info see:


·       CANCELLED: To Be Rescheduled: Congressman David Schweikert’s District 6 Coffee Cup Club March 19 Breakfast at the Chaparral Suites, 5001 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.


·       Congressman Matt Salmon Has Scheduled A ‘Town Hall’ meeting to discuss ObamaCare and the nation’s health delivery system  between 3-4 pm, Tues, March 18 at the Broadway Christian Church, 7335 E. Broadway Rd., Mesa.  RSVP:  (480) 699-8239 or click here.


·       Anyone Wishing To Participate in the Fri, March 21 “Citizens Focus Group,” sponsored by the Conservative Business League, should call Nina Marlow at 480-707-9043 Terry Gilbert of KFYI is the new host. Guests will be Congressman Paul Gosar, Secretary of State candidate Rep Justin Pierce and LD24 Lei Lani Cortez.


·       Congressman Matt Salmon Is Conducting A Contest for volunteers who bring in the most petitions signatures for him between now and Wed., March 19. The winner will received a special pass to join Salmon on March 21 and 22 for 18 holes of golf at Whirlwind Golf Club, a BBQ dinner at Rustler’s Rooste, target shooting at Scottsdale Gun Club and attendance at spring training at the new Chicago Cubs Mesa Stadium. To sign up and petitions sheets contact: Linda Stapley-Williams at


·       Easiest Way to Sign Candidate’s Petition: Log into the Secretary of State’s website. Driver license required.


·       First day petitions can be submitted: April 28, 2014 – Deadline: May 28, 2014


·       Darryl Jacobson-Barnes, a candidate for the Kyrene Justice of Peace Court, is asking for volunteers to help gather petition sigantures for her. Volunteers can join her team at To review her background go to or facebook page 


·       Congressman Paul Gosar Led The Effort To Send A Letter, which was signed by 30 of his colleagues, to the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources urging the subcommittee to hold a hearing on Gosar’s energy and jobs bill -  the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA)  The PLREDA.
will facilitate the expansion of renewable energy development, create jobs and preserve our nation’s natural treasures. Western states like Arizona contain millions of acres of public lands that are primed for economic development but bureaucracy stands in the way, according to Gosar. This legislation removes the bureaucratic barriers that prevent renewable energy, such as wind and solar, from being developed on public lands. By developing these energy resources we not only move toward energy independence but we also create jobs in some of the nation's most rural areas. I strongly support an all-of-the-above energy strategy and I urge the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources to schedule a hearing on this bill as soon as possible, said.


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·       AzCDL Continues To Monitoring Firearms Related Bills as they move through the legislator: See Bill Tracking page.

·       HB 2103, the AzCDL-requested bill lowering the age limit for CCW permit eligibility to 19 for those with military service, passed out of the House on March 10 and is calendared for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 17.

·       HB 2127, which was a bill removing the prohibition for wildlife guides to carry a firearm other than a handgun, has been replaced by a “strike everything” amendment changing the language to an expenditure bill no longer related to firearms.  AzCDL is no longer tracking this bill.

·       HB 2322 (amended), which proposes to provide data on mental health adjudications to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS) system, as required by federal law, passed out of the House on March 5 and is calendared for a Senate Public Safety Committee hearing on March 19.  AzCDL no longer opposes this bill, assuming no further amendments are offered.

·       HB 2336, which clarifies that law enforcement officers cannot carry a firearm and consume alcohol at licensed liquor establishments unless in the performance of their duties, passed out of the House on March 13.  As this was being written, HB 2336 has not been assigned to a Senate committee.

·       HB 2338, the AzCDL-requested bill that adds to the definition of Aggravated Assault the illegal taking, or attempted taking, of a legally possessed (i.e., your) firearm, passed out of the House on March 13 and has been calendared for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 17.

·       HB 2339, the AzCDL-requested bill that would allow CCW permit holders to carry in public buildings unless everyone entering is screened for weapons, passed out of the House on March 12 and has been calendared for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 17.

·       HB 2412, which would allow designated individuals meeting certain training requirements to carry firearms on K-12 school grounds, has yet to be scheduled for a House Committee of the Whole (COW) debate or Third Read vote.

·       HB 2443, which would allow active duty military personnel stationed in Arizona to obtain hunting permits, was sent to the Senate on February 25 and is calendared for a Senate Natural Resources and Rural Affairs (NRRA) committee hearing on March 19.

·       HB 2483, which would strengthen the protection of the lawful use of firearms, air guns and archery equipment on private property, has yet to be scheduled for a House Committee of the Whole (COW) debate or Third Read vote.

·       HB 2517, which would add penalties for cities and counties violating state firearms preemption law, passed out of the House on March 12 and has been calendared for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 17.

·       HB 2535 (amended), which would require local law enforcement to sign required NFA transfers within 60 days after receiving a request for certification, passed out of the House on March 13 and has been calendared for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on March 17.

·       SB 1063, the AzCDL-requested bill that would make “no firearms” signs on public buildings unenforceable unless the statutory weapons storage requirements are followed, failed to pass out of an initial Senate Third Read vote on Wed, March 12, by a tie vote of 14-14, with 2 Senators not voting.  However, by changing his vote to “No” before the voting was closed the sponsor of SB 1063, Senator Rick Murphy, made the bill eligible for a reconsideration vote. There is still time to get SB 1063 calendared for another Third Read vote and sent to the House.  contact your Senator

·       SB 1118, dealing with criminal trespass by hunters, was sent to the House on February 6 and passed out of the House Public Safety, Military and Regulatory Affairs (PSMRA) committee on March 12.

·       SB 1266 (amended), which would allow judicial officials to carry non-prohibited weapons in their workplace, subject to rules set by the presiding judge, was sent to the House on February 28 and passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on March 13.  AzCDL no longer opposes this bill, assuming no further amendments are offered.

·       SB 1294, which would void (in Arizona) any federal law that violates the Second Amendment, has yet to be scheduled for a Senate COW debate or Third Read vote.

·       SB 1366 (replaced SB 1064), which clarifies that a firearm, by definition, uses a burning propellant, was sent to the House on March 7 and passed out of the House Judiciary Committee on March 13.

       Watch for the AzCDL Action Alerts Legislative Action Center.


·       See MCRC Calendar For Complete Listing: Http://Archives.Mcrcbriefs.Org/  Left Hand Column (In Red) -  Maricopa County And State Wide GOP Activity Listings.


·       March 18 – LD4  (with Estrella Republican Club)(3rd Tues) 6:30 pm social. 7 pm mtg. Starpointe in Estrella Mountain Ranch.  Contact: LD4 Chairman Rhonda King Rhondaking08@Gmail.Com   623-640-3742  Cell


·       March  18 – CHANDLER REPUBLICAN WOMEN, (3rd Tues) 6:30 pm social, 7 pm mtg. Downtown Chandler, 250 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, Speaker: Secretary of State candidate Michele Reagan and Gubernatorial candidate Christine Jones.  Contact: 2nd Vice-Chair Lisa Askey 602-320-9291.


·       March 19 – PALO VERDE REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB. (3rd Wed) registration 11 am, 11:30 am lunch. Grayhawk Golf Club, 8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale. $25 per person. RSVP: Edith Stock, by email:, or call her at 480-294-7092 (cell).


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