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Arizona is rekindling the idea of a nation of marksmen

Arizona now has Constitutional Carry -- NO government interference for open or discreet carry of firearms by ANY law-abiding adult in the state.

Is your state next? Let freedom ring!
Legislators nationwide are considering this significant new law.
We got ours by simply repealing the carry-ban language -- no new law needed!
Contact your state gun-rights group and suggest it. Find your group: is a non-partisan joint effort by the firearms community to promote voluntary firearms training, replacing the government mandate that came with the state's 1994 CCW-permit law. Trainers, shooting ranges and industry are encouraged to contact the organizers to participate and attract new business.

ARIZONA TRAINERS -- Be sure to get your free listing -- visit the site.

CATO Institute Chairman Bob Levy (Heller case attorney)
"... TrainMeAZ is a no-lose proposition.  It will promote gun safety and marksmanship as an integral component of American citizenship ..."


Special letter from NRA Board of Directors members living in Arizona  --

On behalf of the five NRA Board Members who make Arizona their home (including two past presidents), we’re asking you to take a stand on gun rights and support the TrainMeAZ campaign now being organized.

Our new Constitutional Carry law changes everything. Now that any law-abiding adult in Arizona can discreetly carry firearms, Arizona leads the nation in demonstrated support for the Second Amendment. It’s in your interest as Arizonans, and the nation needs to know, what we’ve accomplished.

We have a priceless opportunity to launch “a culture of marksmanship” here in Arizona that can sweep across the country, but it can only happen with your direct involvement. Now that government no longer dictates the training environment, private enterprise and the free market should take advantage and fill that vacuum.

This will help your business, build your customer base, and bolster the right to keep and bear arms. By acting as a state instead of separately, we will present an image to the nation that pushes all our independent interests ahead...  Read the rest.


Arizona Citizens Defense League


Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association




Crossroads of the West Gun Shows


Front Sight




Second Amendment Sisters


Wide World of Maps


The Texas Gun Owner's Guide
Texas enacted Freedom to Carry for travelers,
an enormous advance for our right to arms.
Will the next step be full Constitutional Carry?
Read all about your rights and responsibilities.


If your safety really matters to you, read:

The Concealed Handgun Manual by Chris Bird
The best all-around guide if you carry discreetly --
gear, techniques for shooting and carry, tactics,
true-life incident reports, recognition and avoidance,
the aftermath, plus a 50-state carry guide, truly excellent.


Responsible parents take their kids to the range.
Gun safety is everyone's business.


A main operating principle behind TrainMeAz is to get the entire public on the bandwagon and out to the range. What a marvelous state that would make us, the envy of the nation and the free world. "Make it so."

When I give a speech (and I give a lot -- your group can be next) I encourage the audience to organize a Range Day. The average person on the conservative side of the fence voices support for the Second Amendment but -- have they demonstrated that support? When was the last time they went to the range and exercised liberty's teeth?

For some of them, it's never. Some have never actually held a real gun in hand. What a shame, but what an opportunity! Don't just talk the talk, walk the walk! It's easy to get them fired up about learning a stance (they watch me take one), grip (I draw an imaginary sidearm and show Weaver), and align eyes and body for a shot. They get a thrill, buoyed by the numbers of their group they imagine might actually do this with them. Many groups have taken the challenge -- and man oh man do they come away with bragging rights and ear-to-ear grins!

Let them know the inner secret for coming back home with a perfect target souvenir. Set out a blank piece of paper, shoot it once at close range, and then draw a target around the bullet hole. Works every time!

You want to DO SOMETHING to move the cause of freedom ahead? Get your Tea Party or Legislative District meeting to organize a Range Day. Put them through a gun-safety routine. Let them handle a firearm (be sure to start beginners with a .22). Get them charged up about the rights they have -- by exercising those rights.


The best part may be hard to measure. How do you think the democrats are going to feel when they find out that all the republicans are learning how to shoot?!


CFD Tips

Carrying a gun can be very dangerous but often this is used for safety. In Arizona, people tend to have the right to carry firearms for their safety. But nonetheless, this is coupled with responsibility. If not taken into great safety, this can cause accidents. Well, safety is better than risking your life, I guess?


Hopefully gun rights strengthen

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