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February 20, 2013

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February 20, 2013 Gun safety bill introduced Tuesday PHOENIX (Tuesday, February 19, 2013) -- Attorney General Tom Horne today announced the introduction of school safety legislation that allows a designated school employee to be trained and armed for the purpose of defending a campus. children and they should be able to defend their campuses. This legislation, if signed into law, will be an excellent tool for helping make schools safer.��� The bill is sponsored by Representative David Stevens (R) ��� Sierra Vista. ���I believe it is inexcusable for teachers, students and school staff to be undefended,��� Horne said. ���It would be ideal to have an armed Police Of���cer in each school. But since budget considerations make that unlikely, the next best solution is to have one person in the school trained to handle ���rearms, to handle emergency situations, and possessing a ���rearm in a secure location. This legislation will accomplish that goal, and I am grateful to Representative Stevens for his work to get this introduced at the legislature.��� Rep. Stevens added, ���Attorney General Horne is to be commended for his leadership on this matter. The right for people to defend themselves is a cherished part of our constitutional freedoms. School administrators are responsible for the safety of The legislation, HB 2656, amends state law allowing the Attorney General���s Of���ce to establish the optional School Safety Designee Program. Working in cooperation with the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety, ���rearms training will be made available to a school district or charter employee who has been approved and designated by either the district or charter governing authority to defend the campus. The comprehensive training will include instruction on legal issues, weapons care, mental conditioning for the use of deadly force, safe handling and storage of weapons, marksmanship and other training elements. Page 3 Got something to share? ��� Birth ��� Obituary ��� Anniversary Place it FREE in the: Desert Messenger! 541-218-2560 YOUR NEXT BIG SHOW 14,200 sq. ft. metal building on 18 good usable acres, zoned Industrial. Well, septic, 3-phase power, good road access, 4 roll-up doors, extra thick concrete floors and insulation. Additional adjacent 51 acres available. Zoned Industrial/Commercial with Highway frontage. Think of the Possibilities. Lets make a Deal! Quartzsite 928-927-5551 ��� Bouse 928-851-2244 ��� Parker 928-669-9268 BETTY HUNTER INC., REALTOR www. The legislation also calls for participating schools to register with the Attorney General���s Of���ce on an annual basis. After a person is designated in each participating school there is also a provision for more people to be trained and designated. Local orthopaedic surgeon Rodney Henderson, MD will be discussing ��� Minimally Invasive Knee Surgery ��� New Technologies in Hip and Knee Replacement ��� Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery Direct Anterior Approach ��� The GetAround Knee ���Micro-Mall��� and Antique Mall Entrepreneurs: We Create Space for Your Dreams! Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 SHOPS FOR RENT: Single Shelves, Set of Shelves, Kiosks or Cubicals Time: 12:30 pm The Blythe VIM is OPEN Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Year-Round . The VIM Mini Mall Consists of Small Businesses & Shops in an Old World Village Setting THE VILLAGE INDOOR MARKETPLACE 601 E Hobsonway, Blythe, California. (refreshments will be provided) Location: Quartzsite Senior Center 40 North Moon Mountain Avenue Quartzsite, AZ Space is limited! So, register today! To register, Call Cailin McLennan at 1-760-799-9912 or email or go to: Sponsored by Stryker Orthopeaedics

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