Entries by Michael Infanzon

Election 2024: The Heat is On

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As summer descends upon Arizona, residents brace for the sweltering heat that defines this time of year. Temperatures soar well above 110 degrees, creating a landscape where air conditioning is not just a luxury but a necessity. The excessive heat warnings this week are a stark reminder of the desert climate’s unforgiving nature. However, this year, the rising temperatures coincide with another kind of heat—the intensifying political landscape as we approach the primaries on July 30th.

It Is A Civic Duty To Protect Your Community

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Today, I’d like to discuss a subject close to all of our hearts: the right to bear arms. As we all know, this right is enshrined in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, as well as in Article 2, Section 26 of Arizona’s own Constitution. Both are crucial, but they come from different […]

Policy Analysis: Opposition to Per-Mile Taxation Systems Considering the Implications for Motorcyclists in Arizona

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The notion of introducing a per-mile taxation system, as modeled by Oklahoma’s Fair Miles pilot project[1], has been touted as an alternative to traditional fuel taxes to generate revenue for road maintenance and infrastructure projects. While the aim to diversify and stabilize the revenue base is understandable, it is vital to examine the implications this […]

The Changing Landscape of Gun Control: A Nuanced Debate

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Recent shifts in support for gun control measures in the United States have ignited fresh debates among politicians, interest groups, and the general public. The passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act a year ago seems to have become a watershed moment that has resulted in significant changes in public opinion (Congress, 2022). While Democrats […]

Fifth Circuit Says Lifetime Firearms Ban for Marijuana Users is Unconstitutional

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Puff, puff, plink? In a recent landmark decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals[1] ruled that imposing a lifetime gun ban on marijuana users is unconstitutional. The case of US v. Daniels[2] centered around Patrick Daniels, a Mississippi man who had been arrested and sentenced to prison for possessing firearms as an unlawful user of […]

Second Amendment Foundation Challenges New “Firearm” Definition in VanDerStok v. Garland

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The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has taken a bold stand against the Biden administration’s attempt to redefine firearm regulations in the case of VanDerStok v. Garland. The controversy centers around the government’s move to classify unfinished firearm frames and receivers as “firearms,” a decision that SAF believes goes beyond the established statutory boundaries. In response […]

The Impact Of The Asylum Rule Reversal

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Impact of Asylum Rule Reversal on Arizona’s Southern Border and Influx of Illegal Immigrants   The recent ruling by a federal judge striking down the Biden administration’s temporary restrictions on migrants seeking asylum has significant implications for immigration policy and the influx of illegal immigrants at the Arizona southern border. The judge’s decision, while celebrated […]

Reinvigorating the Arizona GOP

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The Arizona Republican Party has been facing a series of challenges that threaten its long-standing position as the majority party in the state. From financial difficulties to the growing number of independent voters and the slim majority in the state legislature, it is crucial for the GOP to assess its current leadership and implement necessary […]

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