Arizona Now Official Billboard for Connecticut-Based Colt Gun Company

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It's official (sigh).
It's official: As of yesterday, Arizona has become one of only two states in the country with an official state gun.

Yee-ha.

Following intense lobbying of state legislators by the Connecticut-based Colt gun company -- and a few flicks of Governor Jan Brewer's pen -- the Colt single-action Army revolver is now the official firearm of the state of Arizona, which will undoubtedly serve as rhetorical ammo for the state's haters who want to paint Arizonans as knuckle-dragging, gun-toting hillbillies.

The creation of an official state gun is only one of several laws that took effect yesterday.

State politicos spent their time -- and your money -- dreaming up the following bills that are now the law in the Grand Canyon State:

- A Tea Party license plate. More on that little gem -- which Tea Partiers didn't even want -- here.

- Governor Brewer can now form a volunteer militia for "any reason considered to be necessary." More on that here.

- If you're gay, don't waste your time trying to adopt a kid in Arizona -- them straight-folk are preferred, according to Arizona law. More on that here.

"Arizona Republicans hold all the power, and they've used it for all the wrong things," Arizona Democratic Party Chairman Andrei Cherny says. "The result is that jobs are nowhere to be found, schools are forgotten, and our communities are silenced."

But hey -- at least we have an official state gun, right?
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Stewbabe1961
Stewbabe1961

Maybe a Luger would be more appropriate.

63mlya
63mlya

How may jobs is our new state gun going to create?

charlie_oscar
charlie_oscar

I've lived in Texas, Utah, South Carolina and Idaho...I've even worked on a ranch for 3 summers and I am no stranger to country folk and even the right-wing country folk commonly referred to as Rednecks. Arizona is the most Hick place I've ever been in terms of the leadership and hillbilly priorities! When you take the midnight-shift waitress at Denny's and make her a Governor...Then, allow her to surround herself with her former midnight shift most frequent customers...this is what you get. Yeee hawww!

Kpegjer94
Kpegjer94

Lets see ......the school system is broken ..... the housing market is a mess ......jobs are non existant...Arizona is about to cut off hundreds of thousands from medicare rolls....BUT BY GOLLY .......WE HAVE A STATE GUN !!!!!!   WAY TO GO PIERCE AND THE REST OF YOU BETTER THAN THOU HALF WITS..............

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

As far as what our legislature did for us the last couple years, where are the results? 

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Ah yes, job creation.  Well, that'll take care of itself.   Right, Chancellor Brewer?

WHERE ARE THE JOBS???
WHERE ARE THE JOBS???

The lawmakers are a disgrace wasting time and taxpayers' money on "nothing". Where are the jobs and we don't mean in law enforcement and the mass industrial prison complex Arizona has become?

Anon
Anon

Ask de facto governor Pearce.

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

The Arizona Legislatures work is never done. So many civil liberties, and so little time to subvert them. But I'm sure Jan and the gang at the capital will find ever more subtle and subversive ways to continue their important work. You can unfortunately count on it.

Andrew Zahn
Andrew Zahn

Great job Arizona-stan.  Our state legislature is a complete disgrace. Not that kowtowing to a gun manufacturer is much of a surprise anyways.  Read the link about SB1495, the proposed establishment of a renegade volunteer militia, its absolutely absurd.  

Lazik11
Lazik11

How about that 120 day waiting period on divorce?   WTF is that all about.  News flash, here is something that will never be uttered in AZ- "we would've gotten divorced but thanks to that law, we worked it out and couldn't be happier".  Fucking hate Republicans!!!

RetiredArmy
RetiredArmy

Yea, it's more likely that you will hear about the quickie divorce executed on day 60 with the Colt single-action Army revolver. 

Lazik11
Lazik11

Ru$$ Pearce needed less than 120 days make his wife reconsider the beat down he put on her when she wanted to leave him.   

Coz
Coz

Well, with unemployment as it is and none of the worthless politicians doing anything about bringing in more jobs, misspending and corruption, may as well have a preferred Arizona State gun that everyone will use when crime surely increases in Arizona because of it.

teknik1200
teknik1200

yippee!! those "fiscal conservatives" are doing such a fine job of leading us out of this recession!

Mistalee
Mistalee

Arizona's most troublesome recession is the slow recession of their politics, laws and culture back to the 1800s if not the dark ages. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

AND, even better yet, you have the right to carry it into a restaurant or bar in case you feel the need to defend yourself.

I can see why someone like pearce would like that law...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Tommy,  I like to be able to carry where I go.  Alcohol and firearms don't mix and I respect that.  However, the reduction in training and background checks; and now the dropping of the requirement have resulted in a bloom no firearms allowed signs at businesses.  I believe that I can now legally carry in fewer places than I could a couple of years ago.  This was not progress for gun rights.  It actually retarded what I can do with a firearm.  

me
me

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

Shabazz uncircumsized wrote in response to me.  This person is the Tempe Police Chief's assistant.  This was just a minor thing compared to the other things that have been done to me by these goons.

This person was upset because they knew I was going to be speaking about them at council on the night they posted this. 

me
me

I can handle the carrying into a bar or restaurant. I have done that many times.  When I want to have a drink I leave my piece at home.

I might not be at the level of hate the pearce is but there are people in the political machine in Tempe who would love to silence me.  They have tried many times and many ways and they get more vile each time. 

I will find the last post directed at me and show you some of what I mean. 

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