TrainMeAZ Contributing Sponsors
These are the groups and companies that stepped up to make the TrainMeAZ campaign possible. Their generous donations helped finance the billboard campaign, the printed Where-To-Shoot map, advertising, The Arizona Firearms Industry Directory, and other hard costs of the program. This effort would not exist without their far-sighted desire to see the shooting sports, marksmanship and gun safety return as standards of The American Way. They deserve your support, and they stand ready to answer your questions, accept your business, and continue the struggle to preserve and expand the precious American right to keep and bear arms to all free people.
American Spirit Arms
“Manufacturer of precision firearms”
16001 N. Greenway/Hayden Loop Suite B
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-367-9540 Fax: 480.367.9541
Arizona Citizens Defense League
“Protecting and expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners”
P.O. Box 10325
Glendale, AZ 85318
Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association
“Dedicated to promoting the shooting sports. Established 1909″
6635 W. Happy Valley Road # A104
Glendale, AZ 85310
“Mesa’s Premier Indoor Shooting Range”
856 E. Isabella Ave. # 101
Mesa, AZ 85204-6641
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms
“The common sense gun lobby”
12500 N.E. Tenth Place
Bellevue, WA 98005
Voice: 425-454-4911, Fax: 425-451-3959
Toll Free: 800-486-6963
Crossroads of the West Gun Shows
“America’s Best Gun Shows”
P.O. Box 290
Kaysville UT 84037-0290
Phone: 801-544-9125 Fax: 801-546-2886
“The world’s premier resort dedicated to self-defense and firearms training”
7975 Cameron Drive, #900
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone (inside the US): 1-800-987-7719
Phone (international): 1-707-837-0131
“We put the power in your hands. Search. Find. Buy.”
6100 Wilkinson Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301
“Your source for the gun laws — in plain English and word-for-word”
4848 E. Cactus, #505-440
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
“The world’s oldest and largest firearms training facility specializing in self defense” Located in central Arizona.
2900 W. Gunsite Rd.
Paulden, AZ 86334
Phone 928-636-4565 Fax 928-636-1236
McMillan Group International
McMillan Merchant Solutions, LLC
“Reliable credit card processing for the firearms industry”
McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, Inc.
“Shoot to win”
1638 W. Knudsen Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-582-9635, 877-365-6148, Fax 623-581-3825
The Robar Companies
“The finest custom firearms and finishes on the market today”
21438 N. 7th Ave., Suite B, Phoenix, AZ 85027
623-581-2688 Fax: 623-582-0059
Scottsdale Gun Club
“The ultimate shooting experience”
14860 N. Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone 480-348-1111 Fax: 480-348-1113
Second Amendment Foundation
“Dedicated to promoting a better understanding about our Constitutional heritage to privately own and possess firearms”
12500 NE 10th Place
Bellevue, WA 98005
Phone: 425-454-7012 Fax: 425-451-3959
Second Amendment Sisters
“The woman’s advocacy group dedicated to the human right of self defense”
Wide World of Maps
“The most complete map store in the Southwest —
hunting, fishing, topos, GPS — it’s map heaven”
2626 West Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85017
1-800-279-7654 Fax: 602-279-2350
Your company or group can appear here, and on the home page scroll,
and on every other page on this website, and in all full-size print ads, and on the next printed edition of the Where-To-Shoot map, as you add your name and
support for a national culture of marksmanship being born in Arizona.
PROSPECTUS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
Now that any law-abiding adult can bear arms here, either openly or discreetly without government interference, it is more important than ever for everyday citizens to be trained to arms, understand their rights and responsibilities, and make Arizona a paragon of safety, education, and respect for this crucial segment of the U.S. Bill of Rights. The Constitutional Carry law applies to any decent adult on the planet who visits here legally — an extension of our Bill of Rights to the entire world.
Our state legislature has shown the utmost concern for the American right to arms, with recent passage of:
- The Constitutional Carry Law: no permission slip is needed for open or discreet firearms possession by law-abiding adults (also called Freedom To Carry or Vermont-style carry).
- Strong Burden of Proof requires courts to favor victims over assailants in self-defense cases.
- Statewide Preemption eliminates legal traps for the unwary issued by local jurisdictions—the state sets uniform gun laws statewide.
- Defensive Display provides specific legal protection for mentioning, holding or displaying a firearm to thwart an assault.
- The Castle Doctrine recognizes you can stand your ground if assaulted, provides a presumption of legal justification in self defense, and now protects people at home and when outside.
- Gun-Free Zone elimination in parks statewide, with more removal of dangerous, negligent and reckless make-believe gun-free zones now being planned.
- Plus many other fine laws that protect citizens, are tough on criminals, and set a standard others can look to for guidance. There is more to do — there always is in the struggle to preserve freedom — and TrainMeAZ will be doing its part on behalf of the citizens of the Grand Canyon state.
Elements of the TrainMeAZ campaign include:
- A public awareness effort with billboards, print advertising and publicity components.
- The “Arizona Where-To-Shoot Map,” in both printed and online versions, guiding people to all publicly accessible shooting ranges in the state.
- The Arizona Firearms Industry Directory, identifying more than 300 commercial players in this $1billion industry in the state, part of a statewide business attraction campaign.
- One-stop-shopping for training and educational opportunities statewide from first-timer to master, and by location, firearm type, type of shooting discipline (self defense, target practice, sports and competition, etc.), class date, competition skill and more.
- A central reference point for news media interested in learning more about the number-two-ranked participant sport in the nation, the shooting sports.
- A clearinghouse for proposed new gun-rights laws at the state level, through association with the main civil-rights groups in the state.
- Opportunities to get active in the ongoing effort to improve the gun laws for all people on Earth.
<p > Anyone interested in learning more and supporting the efforts of TrainMeAZ is encouraged to contact us: info@TrainMeAZ.com. Trainers should get on the free trainer directory: http://www.trainmeaz.com/train.php
* The effort to achieve Constitutional Carry can be traced back to at least 1994, when the government carry-permit system was enacted, and Arizonans were at last enabled to legally carry firearms discreetly. Despite desperate cries of impending doom by hoplophobes and the “news” media, the program was an unbridled success, wild-eyed mayhem turned out to be a paranoid myth, and crime dropped as it has in all states that freed their citizens to keep and bear arms.
The specific effort to repeal the unconstitutional ban on discreet carry began in earnest in 2005 with the formation of The Arizona Citizens Defense League, which has emerged as the preeminent activist group for improving the state’s gun laws. Working closely with The Arizona State Rifle and Pistol Association, and helped along by thousands of members and countless volunteers, Constitutional Carry became a reality in 2010 with passage of Senate Bill 1108. If not for incessant pack-media coverage that same year of Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration bill, SB 1070, the new Freedom To Carry law would have dominated national news. Any law this intensely pro-freedom arouses the media.
Why is it called Constitutional Carry? Because the language of the Second Amendment to the Bill Of Rights seems to demand it, and the language of the state Constitution definitely does demand it:
Article 2, Section 26, Arizona Constitution
“The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the state shall not be impaired, but nothing in this section shall be construed as authorizing individuals or corporations to organize, maintain,
or employ an armed body of men.”