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by Alan Korwin, Author
The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide

Huge Crossroads Gun Show Coming This Weekend
Arizona Gun Map Coming Real Soon
New Gun-Law Books Have Arrived
Taxpayer Ripoff Spotted, Korwin Gets Ink
New Gun Laws Coming, Listed Below, You Can Help
Meet mayor Phil Gordon Face-To-Face and Chat, Mar 30
Medical Pot and Guns, at Special Conference, April 14-16


--Crossroads Gun Show is coming to Glendale Arena again

Yes, you get to walk around on the floor (without the grass) where the Phoenix Cardinals play football, it's one heckuva view, and a long way from end to end, gives you a great perspective for the games when they're on TV.

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show is scheduled for this weekend, March 19 and 20, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Look for me “somewhere near the entry” I'm told, I'll have my banner up. Details: http://www.crossroadsgunshows.com

I have it! -- The 64-nation Worldwide Gun Owner's Guide
Just arrived -- Brand new and amazing.
I'll be autographing copies at the Crossroads shows --

The 64-nation Worldwide Gun Owner's Guide

I have it! -- After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?
Don't help convict yourself.
Deadly loopholes in self-defense laws need your attention.

I have it! -- 2011 Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the 50 States
Travel safe.

And of course the current edition of The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide with the new-law insert covering Constitutional Carry, the Firearms Freedom Act, Statewide Preemption and more.

I sold out last time, but I expect to have enough copies of the new Traveler's Gun and Knife Law Book, with great detail on firearm rules for all 50 states. 320 fact-packed pages!

Can't get to Glendale?
I'll have books and my autographing pen at
Crossroads of the West Gun Show, April 2 and 3
for the Phoenix Fairgrounds show!

Coming out in just a few weeks!
Huge 2 x 3 foot full color map.
Ask me about it at the gun shows.


We Arizonans are being ripped off --
The Arizona Republic has run this letter of mine (3/15/11),
but in case you've given up on the rag:

Dear Editor,

The idea of giving high-speed Internet to Native Americans so remote they lack electricity and water service has numerous flaws, all overlooked by the letter writer who praised the plan on Mar. 11 ("New online world ahead for Indian reservations").

If you do the math, taxpayers are being stung for $6,700 -- insultingly expensive -- for every home we supply. What good will it do locations so remote they don't have electricity? Do those isolated people have computers when they have no juice? Is there another unmentioned giveaway to get them machines? Did they ask for this before getting running water? If they did, that's crazy, right? Whose idea was this anyway? Government lacks any legitimate authority to take our money and give it away like this (not to mention they're already broke). Most important, who gets the $33.6 million of our dollars for this boondoggle, and how hard did they lobby who to get it? Is it time for heads on pikes yet? (This important last line was omitted, go figure.)

Alan Korwin

Vacuous "reporting" such as this hurts media credibility and contributes to declining public confidence in journalism in general -- not to mention the politicians who abuse their authority and give our money away like a criminal cartel. All legitimate news stories should follow the money and show curiosity, not merely spoon out what has been fed to the paper. But don't hold your breath. And try to enjoy the $6,700 you are giving to each of 5,000 homes, many of which don't have electricity, for high speed Internet. The people producing this scam deserve prison time.


We're Close to New AZ Gun Laws

The legislative session is well underway, and new gun laws may soon be heading to the governor for signature. For the most part, good bills (read, more freedom and rights protection) are moving and bad ones (read, gun bans and restrictions) are being defeated. That means your gun rights will improve -- but the chances improve if you make a call or two, or send an email or two.

If you're not already hooked up with The Arizona Citizens Defense League, you need to be, because these are the guys making it happen. You're in the NRA? Fine. You're not? You need to be, And be sure you're in at the grassroots level with local boys doing heavy lifting, AzCDL. You're already in? Convince friends to join. They'll thank you. I'll thank you.

AzCDL free alerts for new laws as they happen:

AzCDL list of all the new gun laws we may face as a state this summer:
(Includes We-Support-or-Oppose status, and descriptions for: Campus Carry, CCW Permits, Gun Sales, School Zones, States Rights, Hunting, Self Defense, Storage, Forfeiture, State Gun -- these guys have been busy!) I'll have an update ready once the current set of bills become laws. As you may know, I have little to do with making the sausage, just don't have the stomach for it. I just serve the stuff once it's cooked up. They're the cooks. I'm the waiter. Division of labor.

Write to any of your representatives -- free list and online tools:

Find out more about the AzCDL

IMPORTANT -- I'm presuming you're already a member of the state chapter of the NRA, The Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association. These organizations do the work you cannot. Don't fret about, "What can I do I'm only one person!" Everyone is only one person. Join.


Face time with mayor Phil Gordon -- rare treat

Not the most favored son for the center-right community, but Phoenix mayor Phil will be at the Original North Phoenix Tea Party meeting on Wed., March 30 for a "Steak Fry" and chat. Get some Tea Party time and questions answered from the man who made Phoenix a sanctuary city for illegals, the guy who supports gun buy-ups with grocery giveaways, and other popular programs.

The Elks Lodge "steak fry" is actually an outdoor barbecue -- Grill your own steak, pork chop, chicken or fish (with an assistant if you need help), comes with baked potato and more, the Elks "steak fry" is the best deal in town, only $9 for steak, $8 pork chop, $7 chicken or fish, cash bar (serving beverages that are known to the state of California to be potentially dangerous).

This Elks Lodge is located at 14424 N. 32nd St. (S. of Greenway, N. Thunderbird, W. side of street). The Steak Fry starts at 5:30 p.m., Tea Party meeting starts at 7 p.m. This is the first such even the mayor has visited. Wes Harris runs this, one of the original original Tea Parties, meet him too. Note I do not, and you should never, put Tea Party in quotes, to demean it, like the lamestream media always does.

Now available and worth the wait --
After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?

Serious threats to your rights after self defense are discovered,
examined, and numerous innovative solutions are described.
Do you have the right to remain silent?
Then how do you call 911 and speak into a police voice recorder?

After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what?


Is Gun Possession Jeopardized by Medical Marijuana Prop 203?


The feds don't like that medical-marijuana laws are spreading, it challenges their authority among other things. Arizona passed one last year, will become effective this year. Conservatives are generally opposed, even though true conservative values might suggest support (because the nanny state shouldn't tell you what's good for you, regulation of private use of a vegetable is not constitutionally grounded, support for the failed drug war is a total loser but at least it's ridiculously expensive, criminal acts under the influence would remain criminal, etc.)

That controversy aside, medical use of marijuana might trigger the federal prohibited possessor clause for guns, and make people with a valid prescription for the plant product ineligible for firearms possession and use.

I have detailed inside information directly from the FBI on what constitutes a marijuana disability for gun possession, and you have likely never seen or heard his before. I'll be bringing it out at the Medical Marijuana Conference:

The Green Relief Medical Marijuana Conference and Expo

April14,15 and 16 at the Renaissance Hotel at Westgate in Glendale
Near Loop 101 and Glendale Avenue.

The time slotted for the topic of "Firearms and Medical Marijuana"
is 4:00 - 4:45 on Thursday, April 14th. I'm one of the speakers.


In the meanwhile, here are the statutes:

Federal Law No. 18 USC §922 (pertinent parts):

(d) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to any person knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that such person--
(3) is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));


(g) It shall be unlawful for any person-
(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));
to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

Though limited pot use would be legal in Arizona if Prop 203 passes, it would still be illegal under federal law, setting up a conflict the feds would undoubtedly decide, as they always do unfortunately, in favor of greater restrictions on the public. Gun owners need to be extra cautious about this until the dust settles, probably not for some years. A valid prescription for medical marijuana might be a ticket to the permanent end of your Second Amendment rights. That may not sound like justice, but it seems to be how the law reads, and the regulations and especially policies I'll be bringing to the table are not to be missed. More later.


Details soon, ranges get ready --
Now endorsed by two members of Congress:

National Training Week, when everyone is encouraged to go to the range and practice -- http://www.gunlaws.com/NationalTrainingWeek.htm


Important -- Constitutional Carry

Arizona Gun Stores --

It's important that you download the
Update for The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide.
This single two-sided sheet brings the book up to date
for the new no-permit Constitutional Carry law.
Get the update: http://www.gunlaws.com/agogup.htm


Copy it as many times as you need to insert into
your copies of The Arizona Gun Owner's Guide.
New orders come with inserts included.
Reorder books at wholesale: 1-800-707-4020,
only $8.97 ea. (Minimum order 12, retail each $14.95)

Gun owners and anyone else is welcome to download the update.


3rd request --

It's important for trainers and ranges to be listed at this all-in-one location
for anyone seeking a place to shoot, or a trainer for classes.


Arizona is rekindling the idea
of a nation of marksmen.

Enhanced Listings that make you and your school stand out are available for only $100 per year, and well worth it. Take a look: If you want to attract customers, use the website to tell them what you've got.

Ranges are also listed, for free, on the website and the full-color, 3-foot-by-2-foot printed Where-To-Shoot map which is now just a few weeks from release. Check the list to make sure you're in the database:

Give your business a shot in the arm.
Help position Arizona as the firearms training capital of the nation.
Help build a culture of marksmanship in America again.
Marksmanship Matters.