Bloomberg Targets Arizona

The Second Amendment is the one thing that keeps this Republic whole.  When laws become too oppressive we can collectively say NO!

In 2014, Washington state voters passed the Bloomberg financed I-594 “universal background check” ballot measure achieving gun owner registration in the Evergreen State.  Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety bragged about spending more than $4 Million, with a paid staff of 6, to push I-594.  Again, 6 fulltime employees with a budget of $4 Million focused on a single goal – gun owner registration in Washington.  Overall, Bloomberg and his billionaire buddies sank over $10 Million into the passage of I-594.   The “gun lobby” spent only a fraction of that in opposition of I-594.

In early 2015 the battleground shifted to Nevada and Oregon.  In Nevada, Bloomberg managed to meet the requirements to get a gun owner registration measure on the 2016 ballot.  In Oregon, the anti-rights majority in the Legislature is fast-tracking a gun owner registration bill.  It is expected to be signed by their governor.

Arizona is Bloomberg’s ultimate target!  We have Constitutional Carry and have twice been declared the number one state for gun owners by Guns and Ammo magazine.  As in Washington and Nevada, Bloomberg will exploit the Arizona Constitution’s “citizens’ initiative” process to get a gun owner registration measure on the 2016 ballot.

Make no mistake about this.  Bloomberg is in Arizona.  His Mayors Against Illegal Guns registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2013.  In December 2014, this entity changed its name to the Everytown For Gun Safety Action Fund. This is the same organization that spent $4 Million in Washington last year.

During the 2015 legislative session, Bloomberg-friendly legislators filed 4 virtually identical bills to establish gun owner registration in Arizona.  We were able to stop these bills early in the session.   However, when Everytown got wind of HB 2431, the AzCDL-requested interstate compact bill that would have put a stake through the heart of Bloomberg’s pending ballot measure, they hired the Dorn Policy Group to lobby against your rights.  They were successful in getting the Senate Leadership to stall progress on HB 2431 while the clock ran out on the session.

The 2015 legislative session was just a taste of what we are facing.  There will be a gun owner registration measure on Arizona’s 2016 ballot unless we stop it.  We can defeat Bloomberg in the legislature, and at the ballot box, but only with your active involvement.  There are enough gun owners in Arizona to defeat Bloomberg’s ballot measure.  Spread the word.  Tell your friends!  Volunteer to help at gun shows.  Join AzCDL.  Renew your memberships.

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

Fitch Rates Pinal Co, Arizona Excise Tax Revs ‘AA-‘; Outlook Stable

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fitch Ratings has assigned an ‘AA-‘ rating to the Pinal County (the county), Arizona’s following obligations:

–$39 million pledged revenue refunding obligations, tax-exempt series 2015A;

–$3.7 million pledged revenue obligations, taxable series 2015B.

The bonds are scheduled for a negotiated sale the week of March 30, subject to market conditions. Proceeds of series 2015A will refund outstanding series 2004 certificates of participation (COPs). Series 2015B proceeds will reimburse the county for monies advanced by the county to advance refund $3.6 million of the 2004 COPs on March 23, 2015.

Fitch affirms the following outstanding obligations:

–$52.7 million pledged revenue obligations, series 2014 at ‘AA-‘;

–$40.3 million pledged revenue refunding obligations, series 2014 at ‘AA-‘;

–$48.7 million (pre-refunding basis) COPs, series 2004 at ‘A+’.

Additionally, Fitch affirms the county’s implied unlimited tax general obligation (GO) rating at ‘AA-‘.

The Rating Outlook is Stable


Arizona Democratic Gov. Candidate Fred DuVal Makes Shocking Statement On 14-Year Old’s Abortions … In A Church!

Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal said that 14-year olds should be allowed to get abortions with no parental consent.

DuVal articulated his position on parental consent at a public forum Tuesday at Redemption Church in Gilbert, Ariz.

Pastor Tom Shrader, the host of the forum, asked DuVal for his view on notarized parental consent or parental notification for teenage abortions.

“Uh, consent, no. Because I believe that then gives the choice of reproductive freedom to the parents and not to the expectant mother and I believe the expectant mother has that…”

“And she’s 14,” the host clarified.

 “Yeah,” DuVal said quietly.

DuVal received an early endorsement from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona. DuVal is currently running neck-in-neck for the governorship with Republican Doug Ducey.


Government Scam Will Destroy Our Country

Please click on the link below to read a message from the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers regarding the horrendous SCAM our own government is pulling on its citizens.

Click here:  borderpress

There is also a URL referenced in the pdf file that may be accessed by clicking the link below:

A RAT Race Worth Your Involvement


The Story

It is hard to know where to begin this story.  Many of you have given me the opportunity to share face to face and I thank you.  I wish I could sit for an hour with each of you.  I’m sure it would change your lives as it has changed mine.  I hope you will take a few minutes to read this story and join me as I take on the most important challenge of my life.

My mom and I were in Myanmar (Burma) the first 4 months of this year and that is where the story begins.  Burma/Myanmar has been a closed country for the last 40 years after the takeover by a brutal military junta.  If you watch the movie “The Lady” (wonderful story) it will inspire you and give you an understanding of many things I can’t cover here.  All of it contributes to why we were in Asia and why I am writing to you.  There is so much I would like to share but in the interest of time, I will tell you only one aspect of our efforts – the sex trafficking of children.

In the brothels of Asia, a man can buy 3 little girls for $50 for 24 hours.  He can take them wherever he chooses, do whatever he chooses and return them…..little girls…..8-9-10 year old little girls. Many of these little girls are being raped 10-15 times a day!

Through a series of remarkable events, God led me to a man named Judah who with his wife and the help of friends, is rescuing these children and giving them homes; places to heal and learn to live safe productive lives. Judah calls these homes Ruth’s Farm House.  There are 12-15 children and young women in each self-sustaining home.  They are loved, protected, educated transformed by the love of God and the safety of a nurturing home. I had no idea when I was introduced to Judah and Katie that I would ever become involved in their work but here I am, telling you this story.

As a result of that meeting, we are organizing a 10k “Run Against Traffick” to help raise money for the next home for rescued children that will be built in northern Thailand.  On October 5, 2013 we have planned an informal 5k run/walk for the purpose of sharing the vision and building a team to organize the 1st Annual “RAT” Race. This “Run Against Traffick” will lay the ground work for the major fund raising event in the Spring.  On October 5th we invite you to join us, or sponsor Mom and I in the vision casting 5k walk/run. We invite you to walk/run/bike with us and spend a few minutes to hear the plan we have to take on this challenge, not only in Myanmar and Thailand, but also raise awareness here in America.

I have only learned since I began this journey, that Phoenix, Arizona is a hub for the sex trade in America. I have also learned that the Super Bowl is the largest venue in the world for underage sex trafficking. Remarkably, Mom and I were invited by our AZ State Representative Doug Coleman to attend a meeting of the Task Force on Sex Trafficking, which Governor Jan Brewer recently appointed in anticipation of the 2015 Super Bowl in Arizona. The task of the Task Force is to research and make recommendations.  We have been stunned by what we have learned and the amazing ways God has placed people in our path seemingly guiding this journey in ways we never could have imagined. What began as a fund raiser to build homes for rescued children in Asia, has clearly expanded to include raising awareness of the crisis in Arizona.

If your heart is touched and your curiosity stirred, please join us on October 5th at 7am at

C3 Tempe (Campus Christian Center), 1034 S Mill Avenue, Tempe. We will share the story, run the 5k and ask you to be a part of the 1st Annual “RAT” Race as we join the fight for children being sex trafficked.  We can’t save them all but we can make a huge difference and we must try….if only one young girl is saved it is worth all our efforts, but I believe we can do much more than that together.

We still need more sponsors, fellow walkers/runners, team mates and prayer warriors. There are many areas where we need volunteers and partners if we are to accomplish our goal. It is far more than a fund raising stroll, I am discovering that it is really more about prayer than anything. So much has been happening in my heart through this that I feel it is part of my mission to share the experiences.

We cry out for the children as we take on this challenge. I cry every day, partly because of the responsibility, partly out of compassion for victims of injustice and partly for joy of the awesome privilege of being called to this journey and growing closer to the heart of God through it.

The walk is only a week away and I still have a lot to do get ready, so that is all for now. Thank you all for your encouragement. Please write me or give me a call at (602)809-2314 if you have any questions or suggestions.  God bless you all.

Brenda Gifford

P.O. Box 3997 AJ, AZ 85117


$50 Registration Fee


All proceeds go to build Ruth’s Farm Homes in Thailand and Myanmar.

WHEN October 5th, 2013 7am

WHERE C3 Tempe 1043 S Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ