Shot off an email to KFYI:
To Whom it May Concern:
It has come to my attention that some radio hosts (Broomhead and Young?) are advocating calling Gov. Brewer to urge her to not sign SB1108/Unlicensed Concealed Carry.
I ask that you stop such actions.
The Right to Bear Arms is a Right enumerated in the United States Constitution, as well as the Arizona Constitution. As you know, in AZ it is already legal for any U.S. Citizen to openly carry a firearm, provided they are not prohibited possessors. Why should wearing a jacket make a legal act illegal? Answer: It shouldn’t. There is no prohibition in either constitution against concealed carry. To advocate continuing to legislate a Right is not conservative, and against the general stance of KFYI.
Please do not stand by some ill thought out ‘public safety’ reason. I am a deputy sheriff in Northern AZ. Law Enforcement already assume (or should assume) that everyone is armed. Criminals do not apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. Such laws do not impact them. They do impact law abiding citizens who should not have to ask the government to exercise Rights.