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Arizona ( (listen); Navajo: Hoozdo Hahoodzo Navajo pronunciation: [xòːztò xɑ̀xòːtsò]; O'odham: Alĭ ṣonak Uto-Aztecan pronunciation: [ˡaɺi ˡʂonak]) is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.
Arizona is the 48th state and last of the contiguous states to be admitted to the Union, achieving statehood on February 14, 1912, coinciding with Valentine's Day. Historically part of the territory of Alta California in New Spain, it became part of independent Mexico in 1821. After being defeated in the Mexican–American War, Mexico ceded much of this territory to the United States in 1848. The southernmost portion of the state was acquired in 1853 through the Gadsden Purchase.
Southern Arizona is known for its desert climate, with very hot summers and mild winters. Northern Arizona features forests of pine, Douglas fir, and spruce trees; the Colorado Plateau; mountain ranges (such as the San Francisco Mountains); as well as large, deep canyons, with much more moderate summer temperatures and significant winter snowfalls. There are ski resorts in the areas of Flagstaff, Alpine, and Tucson. In addition to the Grand Canyon National Park, there are several national forests, national parks, and national monuments.
About one-quarter of the state is made up of Indian reservations that serve as the home of 27 federally recognized Native American tribes, including the Navajo Nation, the largest in the state and the United States, with more than 300,000 citizens. Although federal law gave all Native Americans the right to vote in 1924, Arizona excluded those living on reservations in the state from voting until the state Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American plaintiffs in Trujillo v. Garley (1948).

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  1. ynotAZ

    Shooting at Table Mesa Arizona

    Well BLM is finally unveiling their plan to all but stop shooting at Table Mesa. While we are still trying to convince them how woefully lacking their newly designed ranges around Lake Pleasant are, they are moving ahead using their same theories for Table Mesa. They sent me the following...
  2. Belevolk

    Arizona  6 Tactical Lever-Action Rifles

    Direct quote from the article. "In the modern firearm market, "tactical" is the name of the game, and we certainly see a proliferation of blacked-out guns covered with rails and sporting optics, suppressors and other modern accessories. There are a number of modern lever-action rifles on the...
  3. R

    New to the forum, from Cochise County, Arizona

    Greetings. New to the forum - been living in Arizona for about two years now. The strong 2nd Amendment culture here was a big reason my wife and I chose Arizona, and we've been learning and enjoying it ...
  4. Belevolk

    Arizona  Nobody ever said criminals were smart

    Doing some surfing on the WWW and found this close to home for me. The concept that will be missed in this report is the guy is a criminal. We all have known for a long time it is...
  5. pop

    Arizona  Have you read our constitution amendments... be honest?

    Just like you I've had the little NRA type constitution booklet lying around as I promised myself I'd someday read it. That day just never happened so I finally gave myself a challenge to read the amendments and write a short summery on each one so I could have a good grip on them.. I...
  6. Old18C

    Arizona  AZ Residents, AZCDL latest law update

    What a great way to end the legislative session--with our last two bills being signed into law by the Governor! Once again, your activism has paid off. On Thursday, the Governor signed SB 1177 and SB 1251 into law. Your calls and e-mails pushed both bills through long delays in the legislature...
  7. Whisky Tahoe

    One benefit to obtaining an Arizona Concealed Handgun License

    With Arizona having a constitutional carry law on the books where you can carry a concealed hand gun if it is legal for you to own a gun, people assume you don't need a Concealed Handgun License. I went ahead and obtained one for the reciprocal benefits with other states. I hadn't used my...
  8. ynotAZ

    Arizona - Northwest Valley

    This is an email I sent to the our governor, and all our local and federal representatives. Please consider the content and take the time to send it over your signature to all of your Arizona representatives. This is an encroachment on Arizona and our outdoor activities. Feel free to forward it...
  9. M

    Arizona  AZ CCW renewal?

    My AZ ccw expired in March. I sent my renewal and money in early February. Sent several emails and left voicemail.No contact with them. Anyone else having a problem? Other than that office, who else should I try and contact?
  10. Old18C

    Arizona  ANTI-2A politician (in his words)

    Got this response back from the space cadet. Dear Mr. , Thank you for contacting me about support for the second amendment and gun safety regulations. As a former Navy pilot, combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut, it is an honor to continue my service to our country...
  11. B

    Arizona  NRA-ILA: Arizona House passes pro-gun bills

    4 good pro-gun bills passed while blue cities are taking away freedoms-- unfortunately the provisional ccw permit for 18-20 yr olds failed to pass by one vote
  12. Belevolk

    Arizona  Time to spank the lap dog

    Please add your name to our letter to your two Senators to THANK or SPANK them for how they voted on nuking the filibuster. (NOTE: our system will automatically determine how your Senators voted upon entering your address.) sent to me by the gun owners of america
  13. armoredman

    Arizona  LOTS of bills in the Arizona legislature to peruse.

    Wow, there's a lot out there, a lot of good, and a lot of crappy. is the website, and if you haven't done so yet, I urge you to both join AZCDL and register on the Right To Speak system - AZCDL will help you do that. For example HB 2361 THROUGH HB 2367 are all attempts are...
  14. J

    Arizona  From the National Shooting Sports Foundation- Urge Sinema and Kelly to Oppose Chipman at ATF

    Before getting to the NSSF press release, at least ask Kelly to recuse himself from voting on Chipman since he and Chipman are close friends and Chipman worked for Kelly and Kelly's owner- Bloomberg. From the NSSF: Critical Arizona Alert: Urge Sens. Kelly, Sinema To Oppose ATF Nominee Chipman...
  15. B

    Arizona  Gov Ducey signs SB 1382--Ammo & gunstores are now essential

    AZCDL has helped make AZ the #1 gun state If you love guns & live in AZ you have benefitted from AZCDL's work
  16. RobErvin

    Arizona  Arizona Gun Rights Bill signed into law

    Gov Ducey signs 2nd amendment bill into law.
  17. J

    Arizona  Center for Biologic Diversity Loses Again

    Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Follow us: @Ammoland on Twitter | Ammoland on Facebook Thursday, April 1st, 2021, a federal judge in Arizona sided with NRA-ILA and Safari Club International and held that hunters’ use of traditional ammo does not violate federal environmental law...
  18. T

    Arizona  ACT NOW HOUSE BILL 2827 Arizona

    We need your help, House Bill 2827, the Firearm Industry Nondiscrimination (FIND) Act, that would ensure firearm industry members have fair access to financial services in the Grand Canyon State, will be scheduled for a vote by the entire House of Representatives in the coming days...
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