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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    Arizona  Ruger is Hosting an Open Air Job Fair at Abide Armory in Prescott on Friday 11/13/20

    Ruger Is hosting an open air job fair at Abide Armory, 3009B State HWY 89 in Prescott on Friday, Nov 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. They are looking for production associates. In case you haven't heard, Ruger is moving Marlin production to Prescott.
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    Arizona  Ruger is Hosting a Drive Thru Job Fair in Prescott

    Ruger is hosting a drive thru job fair for production associates on Wednesday, October 14th at their Prescott facility. The hours are 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM and the address is 200 Ruger Rd in Prescott.
  3. 1971Chevelle

    Arizona  Remember - there is NO media bias...

    The Arizona Repulsive, err, Republic reported that a couple of DPS officers were fired on by someone with an AK-47 'assault pistol'. When is this nonsense going to end?? Unless it is able to fire full auto, it is NOT an assault weapon of ANY kind...
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    Suggestions on where to shoot in Arizona?

    now that my long winded intro is out of the way, sorry for that, does anybody have a suggestion to where I can shoot outdoors just outside the valley? Currently I'm around Tempe but will go wherever.
  5. DB is Here

    Arizona  Arizona rated best state for CCW – again!
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    Arizona  House votes to Red Flag military personal

    Contact the President & your senators...
  7. Belevolk

    Arizona  They get all the cool toys Anyone know where the water bottle is being sold?
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    Newbie from Arizona

    Hello to everybody from here in Arizona!! Thank you for the add!
  9. Joe Link

    Arizona  Mark Kelly pushing more background checks, gun seizures in Arizona
  10. 11Charlie

    Arizona concealed carry permit

    OK guys school me please. To obtain a AZ concealed carry permit what do I need to do? I know I have to fill out the application and submit finger prints but do I need to take a class? What is the easiest way to go about all this? Does it help that I have my Washington permit?
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    Arizona Deer draw results

    For the life of me I cannot seem to find nor discern when the results of the fall deer hunt will come out. I'm sure there is a AZ GFD pro here who knows? Elkman06
  12. Joe Link

    Arizona  Arizona owner defends store with rifles, handguns during looting
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    First Green Arizona Rattlesnake

    New resident in NW Arizona. Was moving trash dumpster down 100 yard driveway. Heard rattling over the noise of the dumpster. Took the snake the old fashioned way with a garden hoe. Damaged the rattles in the process. Shotgun in gun safe,so not enough time. Ammo still being unpacked. Self defense...
  14. Joe Link

    Arizona  3 shot at Arizona mall, 1 in custody: Police
  15. Joe Link

    Arizona  Ben Avery Shooting Facility reopens with changes
  16. Joe Link

    Arizona  Bloomberg's gun control group plans $5 million effort in Arizona
  17. 1971Chevelle

    Arizona  Arizona Getting Five More Shooting Ranges...

    Arizona will be getting five more shooting ranges, the first of which should be open in about 6 months. I think that they are all a ways away from where I live, but they should be a welcome site to many people throughout the state...
  18. Joe Link

    Arizona  COVID-19 pandemic fuels state feuds over gun rights
  19. Joe Link

    Arizona  Arizona Home Defense sees high demand for gun-safety classes amid COVID-19
  20. Joe Link

    Arizona  Gun sales soar throughout the state
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