United States firearms laws
We talked about the forms (paperwork) required to build and sell an NFA (Federally regulated) firearm like the Tromix Micro-12 gauge Short Barrel Shotgun
It has been a long time coming but I just heard the news this morning and I quickly verified it with some sources online and it is my absolute pleasure to announce we will soon have concealed carry laws in all 50 United States
Today, Tuesday, December 11, 2012 the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on carrying concealed weapons
We take a look at collecting AK Ammunition in the U.S.
The history of the 7.62×39 round
What firearms sere designed to shoot it
The political and legal issues that affect it’s availability here in the U.S.
We did some research on a fascinating part of U.S. firearms history, the small, low caliber, inexpensive pistols made by manufacturers in the Los Angeles area who were given the nickname, the “Ring of Fire” companies.
I was doing some work online and discovered that Arizona has a Death penalty
To be honest, I never really thought about it before, or if I had, I long forgot we had one.. it simply does not come up in conversation very often
However today I was questioned about it so I did some basic research online
We do have it, here is a little history going back to the old west when AZ was a young state:
Capital punishment has been a feature of the Arizona criminal justice system since 1865, when Dolores Moore became the first recorded execution in the federal territory that is now the state of Arizona. 108 executions were carried out in Arizona before the national moratorium on executions was imposed by the US Supreme Court in 1972.
Date of Reinstatement (following Furman v. Georgia): August 8, 1973
Executions were generally carried out by method of hanging until 1934, when the first execution by gas chamber was carried out in Arizona. Lethal injection became Arizona’s primary method of execution on November 15th of 1992, however those sentenced to death before that date may still elect lethal gas as their method of execution.
Currently Arizona has 125 Inmates in Death Row:
2 - ASIAN
15 – BLACK
78 – CAUCASIAN
24 – MEXICAN AMERICAN
4 - NATIVE INDIAN
2 - OTHER
122 – Males
3 - Females
I can only assume these numbers don’t support the mainstream medias agenda, so this isn’t talked about too much
Now however you might feel about the state imposed death sentence, and aside from any specifics that might involve these 125 convicts..
In light of these numbers which line up approximately to the population breakdown of the entire state, it hardly seems AZ is unfair to any one group specifically