Blue Force Gear Quote of the Day: Tuscon to Tucumcari

Steve Kozachik (courtesy

“The gun lobby is pretty strong in Arizona, so the city of Tucson sticks out like a sore thumb. I’m willing to be that sore thumb.” – Steve Kozachik, Tuscon city council member, quoted in Arizona Politician to Gun Groups: Bring on Your Lawsuits; Tucson braces for legal battle in wake of new state law. [via]



  1. avatar Anner says:

    Sore thumb, meet hammer. Good luck dude

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      Fortunately for Mr SoreHead, it’s the taxpayers’ dollars getting hammered, not his.

      Oops, it sounds like AZ preemption has teeth, if Pwrserge is correct in his comment below.

  2. avatar The Phantom says:

    Gun lobby? The Constitution is the issue. Of course there are those who want us to believe the Bill of Rights clearly says killing children is legal while owning guns is not.

    1. avatar General Zod says:

      And yet they say things like “One child’s life is worth more than all the guns in the world” with a straight face.

      1. avatar ThomasR says:

        Now we understand the evil of the Holocaust and the murder of over 10 million people that had survived the womb.

        Because of a human beings ability to dehumanizing another human being, a person can support the murder of over 50 million unborn “fetuses” out of convienience; but then say with all earnestness, they want a law passed “for the children.”

        1. avatar Matt in TX says:

          And… They are against the death penalty.

  3. avatar peirsonb says:

    So in summary: piss on our constituency.

    1. avatar Henry says:

      Well, no… HIS constituency is largely loons like him. But it’s time they learned they can’t continue to do what they want despite the clear law against it, without suffering real consequences from now on.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    “I’m willing to spend every last dollar in the Tucson city budget, bankrupt the city to press an invalid point.”

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      It’s for reasons like this I choose to not buy gun related items in state. I refuse to pay state tax to a Legislature that doesn’t support gun rights. Unfortunately, I still have to run a BGC and pay for it. $7 is all they get.

  5. avatar Larry says:

    Tehachapi to Tonapah …..

    1. avatar dug knaus says:

      Willin’ by Lowell George of Little Feat, made popular in ’76 by Linda Ronstadt. “If you give me weed, whites and wine.” A great big rig driver’s song.

  6. avatar Stinkeye says:

    “The people’s desire to protect their natural rights is pretty strong in Arizona, so the city of Tucson sticks out like a sore thumb. I’m willing to spend as much taxpayer money as I can to score some political points with Northeastern and Californian liberals who have relocated here.”

    Fixed it.

  7. avatar Pwrserge says:

    The hilarious part is that the Arizona law allows personal liability. I bet he’s going to sing a different tune when he and all his fellow fascists are personally bankrupted.

    1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

      We can only hope.

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:


        Perhaps his potential heirs are unaware Pops is going to piss away their inheritance…

    2. avatar Mister Fleas says:

      Oh, I so hope you are right.

    3. avatar Henry says:

      Sure does. This ain’t our first legislative rodeo.

  8. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

    It could fix a lot of issues, but it still wouldn’t solve the overall problem…

    He didn’t vote himself into office.

    1. avatar JR_in_NC says:

      “What would happen if the top 10-20 or so anti 2nd admendment people were shot?”

      It would solidify in many people’s minds that guns are evil, those that own guns/want to own guns are evil and that everyone that associates or self-identifies as NOT being “against guns” is a murderer.

      Those anti-2A types would most likely be martyred and such an act would light the fire (perhaps literally) against private ownership of guns.

      “I’d expect the 2nd amendment issue would be resolved for a generation.”

      Probably not, given who controls the public narrative at this point. Between saturation of old and new media, the politicians’ willingness to ‘sell out’ (even those that CLAIM to be pro-2A) and the media in the form of TV/Movies, etc, the lie could be sold that the 2A just enables excuses for murderers.

      “Why do people despise my posts against tyrants?”

      I doubt anyone here despises these posts, per se,, but they are worded in ways that do sound mighty close to specific threats. It comes off as either

      (1) Astroturfing
      (2) Trolling
      (3) Outright nuts

      No sane person, even the Founders I’d guess, WANTS to spark a shooting war. We all HOPE and many of us PRAY (in some fashion, if it’s not called that specifically) that 2A issues can be settled without outright warfare.

    2. avatar Stinkeye says:

      “Why do people despise my posts against tyrants?”

      Because you’re a troll who has yet to add a single worthwhile thing to the conversation?

    3. avatar Jim Bullock says:

      JR_in_NC nailed it.

      Put another way, yr point that the bulk of this nonsense comes from 15-20 committed agenda-mongers (and Bloomie’s slush fund behind them) is bang on. We want to turn down their noise.

      BUT saying “shoot them” plays into exactly the story they push.

      It reads like yr planting false-flag fodder for the anti’s to quote later, and / or hoping to wind up the more foaming pro-ish folks, so they’ll do something the anti’s can use. Agents provaceteur have a long, effective history. You read like one.

      How about we discredit these 15-20 people politically. Usefully, they say and do stupid stuff all the time. As the knucklehead in this article did. And the commentariat here took him apart darn quickly.

      Now, add to that getting that critique out more widely, and dirtying him up a bit (per Alinsky) and he’s made himself more trouble than gain. (Same reason Piers Morgan is forevermore dubbed “Musket”.)

      To paraphrase a visionary – or so I’ve heard – political operator: Counterpunch twice as hard.

      Conveniently Councilman-My-Way led with his chin. So, he’s so sure he’s right that he’s gonna stand against the laws and preference of its people, against the country, against his oath of office and elected role, and use money extracted from people he disagrees with to do it.

      That’s quite the hissy-fit. It’s almost like he just hates them all.

    4. avatar SteveInCO says:

      Why do people despise my posts against tyrants?

      Maybe because you are a hypocrite.

      You admit to being banned twice, yet you come back–in spite of the fact that the owner of this site has told you you’re not welcome to be here.

      That makes you the biggest rights violator on this site–you’re violating RF’s property rights every time you post–and you have the nerve to prate about tyrants?

  9. avatar Bruce says:

    The insanity here is that there appear to be a lot of places in Tucson where being armed is probably well advised. The only place in AZ in the last year where I truly felt threatened enough to openly carry was at a motel in central Tucson. The rooms all had outside entrances, with chairs by the doors, and I was outside, reading, after my wife went to sleep. A number of shady looking characters floated through there who were obviously not staying there. Much of central Tucson looks almost blighted in its poverty. Not a place I would want to live, and definitely not without both of us being sufficiently armed.

  10. avatar John L. says:

    I read the article

    Funny how so much of what is written about in disapproving tones – for instance using the cost of legal defense as a weapon to coerce legislative changes – has been championed as a great and noble way to get things done by and for the Left.

    Payback’s a bugger, ain’t it?

  11. avatar Scorpion says:

    Any pro-gun rights Democrat living in Tuscon who’d like to primary this guy next election?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Pro gun democrat? Better keep his head down. hillary will vince foster him.

  12. avatar Stu in AZ says:

    Careful now, Loughner thought the same thing :-/

  13. avatar Ozzallos says:

    By “gun lobby” you must mean its citizenry. “Gun culture” in AZ is pretty strong here general. Yep, Tuscon sticks out like a sore thumb, alright.

    1. avatar Bob315 says:

      You are so right. I recently moved to AZ. To say that the citizenry supports the 2nd amendment is an understatement. The only problem I see is Progressives moving into the state, mostly to Tuscon, from California. You know, the “California is screwed up, so we have to go spread the disease” crowd.

  14. avatar barnbwt says:

    Banned less than a week ago and already back to making death threats…

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Pretty sure that’s less than a week.

      1. avatar SteveInCO says:

        And he’s been banned again.

  15. avatar pieslapper says:

    “A 34 cent bullet could fix this issue”

    Pour encourager les autres.

  16. avatar Highwayman says:

    “I’ve driven every kind of rig that’s ever been mayade. ” H/T to Larry

  17. avatar KWG1947 says:

    Here is a summary of SB 1266 dated 05-06-2016, original dated as shown from 03-24-16:

  18. avatar KWG1947 says:

    Then add this bill which also passed making the state’s Attorney General investigate state law and constitutional violations when a member of the State House or State Senate make a request!

  19. avatar mdbostnmt says:

    Thanks for the Little Feat/Linda Rondstat allusion in the title.

    One of my favorite songs about drug/human trafficking and use.

  20. avatar wright says:

    Because death threats hurt us as a movement a lot more than they help us. Cool the threats and then we can discuss.get along.

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