Dick Heller is the American Patriot who took his Second-Amendment-based legal case all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States. His landmark case impacted the legal interpretation of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution to state that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home.
District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), is a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home, and that Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban and requirement that lawfully-owned rifles and shotguns be kept “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock” violated this guarantee.
It also stated that the right to bear arms is not unlimited and that guns and gun ownership would continue to be regulated. Due to Washington, D.C.’s special status as a federal district, the decision did not address the question of whether the Second Amendment’s protections are incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment against the states, which was addressed two years later by McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010) in which it was found that they are. It was the first Supreme Court case to decide whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.
On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court affirmed by a vote of 5 to 4 the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in Heller v. District of Columbia. The Supreme Court struck down provisions of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 as unconstitutional, determined that handguns are “arms” for the purposes of the Second Amendment, found that the Regulations Act was an unconstitutional ban, and struck down the portion of the Regulations Act that requires all firearms including rifles and shotguns be kept “unloaded and disassembled or bound by a trigger lock”. Prior to this decision the Firearms Control Regulation Act of 1975 also restricted residents from owning handguns except for those registered prior to 1975.
The majority opinion, written by Justice Antonin Scalia, and the primary dissenting opinion, written by Justice John Paul Stevens, are considered examples of the application of originalism in practice.”
Kelli is an osteopathic physician and politician who has served as the Chair of the Arizona Republican Party since 2019.
She also served in the Arizona State Senate from 2012 to 2015.
Republican Dr. Kelli Ward of Lake Havasu City is a former Arizona state senator who, during her two terms in the state legislature, established a proven track record of passing legislation that supported small businesses, preserved the Second Amendment, decreased the size of government, addressed the opioid crisis, protected vulnerable Arizona students, and fought Common Core. She was one the most effective leaders in the Arizona State Senate during her final year in office, getting 19 separate bills through the legislature and to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
Dr. Ward is running in 2018 to fill the open U.S. Senate seat vacated by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. She is a staunch supporter of President Donald Trump and a true advocate for the America First agenda.
Dr. Ward earned her BS in psychology from Duke University, her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and her master’s degree in public health from A.T. Still University. She lives in Lake Havasu City with her husband and fellow doctor, Mike Ward, along with their three children –Cameron, Katie, and Nick, plus little dog, Rosie.
As an Arizona State Senator, Dr. Ward, was one of the most committed Conservatives in the legislature and introduced the Arizona Fourth Amendment Protection Act, which would “ban the state from engaging in activities which help the NSA carry out their warrantless data-collection programs, or even make use of the information on a local level.” Respected Conservative website Breitbart.com calls her “a rising star.”
Dr. Ward is smart, determined, energetic, personable and dedicated to service to the citizens of Arizona. She is exactly what Arizonans need in these difficult times —someone fresh, bold and exciting and honest to the core.
Randi Rogers, Competitive Shooter and Sales and Marketing Manager Comp-Tac Victory Gear.
Randi Rogers is a shooter from the top of her head down to the tips of her toes. Working as the Sales and Marketing Manager for the holster manufacturing company Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Randi dabbles in hunting, fishing and the great outdoors, but at the end of the day she wants to have a gun in her hand.
For the last 20 years Randi has won over 55 world and national titles in action shooting sports such as Cowboy Action Shooting, IDPA, IPSC, USPSA and 3Gun. Randi fills her days concealed carrying in a Comp-Tac Holster, spending time practicing at the range, writing for different outdoor publications and finding new ways to help other women enjoy the recreation and entertainment of target shooting.
Randi began shooting with her grandfather when she was just 11 years old. Her grandfather, Gene “Evil Roy” Pearcey, and grandmother, Karen “Wicked Felina” Pearcey, are active Cowboy Action Shooters and introduced Randi, AKA “Holy Terror” to competitive shooting.
While studying for a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing at the University of Northern Colorado, Rogers broadened her shooting portfolio and began competing in other events such as the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), International Pistol Shooting Confederation (IPSC), National Rifle Association (NRA) Bianchi Cup, Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), and ProAm pistol shooting. Rogers was able to win national championships in all of these shooting sports events while at the same time continuing her education.
Randi the Sales and Marketing Manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear. Randi has over 55 World and National Titles in 7 different shooting disciplines including a gold and two bronze medals she won at the 2011, 2014, 2017 IPSC World Championships. Randi is a true professional with a desire to train and inspire new shooters and continue to bring awareness to the competitive shooting sports and the outdoor industry.
AZ State Senator Sine Kerr
Sine was appointed to the Arizona State Senate and sworn into office on January 8, 2018, following a vacancy of the senate seat. Her district includes western Maricopa County west to Yuma, and includes a very diverse constituency including a vast amount of rural and agricultural areas. She also serves on the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors and is serving her second elected term as the Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Chair.
Sine’s family moved to Buckeye in 1964. She would later meet and marry her high school sweetheart, Bill. They have one son, and three daughters who are all now married and are blessed with eleven grandchildren.
In 1980, Sine and Bill started their dairy business with 15 cows. Thanks to hard work and dedication, today they have 1,100 milk cows and 800 replacement heifers. They also grow their forage crops for the cattle. Sine’s passion for agriculture extends beyond their farm and dairy as she serves on the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors and is serving her second elected term as the Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Chair.
Sine also currently serves on the Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and served as the founding Chairwoman on the Arizona Department of Agriculture’s Food and Agriculture Policy Advisory Council and now serves as a Council member working to address food insecurity issues in Arizona.
Her other passions include family and children’s issues, veterans and military issues (five consecutive generations in her family have served in the military), and education issues.
At the Arizona State Senate, Sine serves on the Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee and on the Transportation and Technology Committee.
Mat Best is currently the VP of Black Rifle Coffee
Mat Best joined the Army at the age of 17 and deployed 5 times to Iraq and Afghanistan with 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. After leaving military service, Mat deployed to a variety of areas overseas as a contractor over the course of 5 years with the CIA.
After graduating college with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts, Mat began creating satirical videos and building brands. With hundreds of millions of organic views on multiple social media platforms, Mat help build brands including Article 15 Clothing, Leadslingers Spirits, Drinkin’ Bros Podcast, and Black Rifle Coffee Company.
Along with business, Mat also focuses on entertainment starring in movies including Range 15 and Drinkin’ Bros Live “The Shaved Eagle Tour”.
Tina Martin, Owner / Operator of Shieldmaiden Defense, which specializes in the training of effective instructors for the teaching of women shooters.
COMPETITOR – INSTRUCTOR – FACILITATOR
As a former scientist, wetland biologist, mother of three children, and passionate 3 Gun competitor, Tina Martin brings a diverse background, and wide-ranging experience that enables her to quickly understand student issues, and effectively communicate techniques. Tina’s goal is to get students on the path to continued success, by getting them to understand not just the how, but also the why, of the tools and techniques needed. She specializes in teaching female shooters, and intuitively understands the biomechanical and mental differences that make them unique to the shooting world.
Shieldmaiden Defense was born from the absence of effective instructors for the teaching of women shooters. With 13 years of shooting experience to include competition, tactical, hunting, and plinking, Tina Martin, owner of Shield Maiden Defense, understands the needs and challenges to teaching women shooters how to feel safe, confident, and effective with firearms, all from a fellow women’s point of view.
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Hour #1 Guests:
– Dr. Kelli Ward – former Arizona State Senator, and current 2018 Republican Candidate for US During her two terms in the state legislature, she introduced the AZ Fourth Amendment Protection Act, passed legislation that supported small businesses, the Second Amendment, and decreased the size of government.
– Dick Heller – the American Patriot who took his Second-Amendment-based legal case all the way to the Supreme Court. His landmark case Heller vs DC, impacted the legal interpretation of the 2A to protect an individual’s right to possess a firearm.
– Randi Rogers – is a Competitive Shooter and Sales and Marketing Manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear, with over 55 World and National Titles in 7 different shooting disciplines including a gold and two bronze medals in IPSC World Championships. Randi is here today to talk to us about her journey into the world of firearms.
Hour #2 Guests:
– Tina Martin – is the Owner / Operator of Shield-maiden Defense, which specializes in the training of effective instructors for teaching women shooters. As a former scientist, mother of three children, and 3-Gun competitor, she brings a diverse background to quickly understand and effectively communicate techniques. We are going to talk with her about teaching ladies 3 Gun and Bushcraft.
– Sine Kerr – AZ State Senator Sine Kerr was appointed and sworn into office on January 8, 2018, following a vacancy of the senate seat. Her district includes western Maricopa County west to Yuma. She also serves on the Arizona Farm Bureau Federation’s Board of Directors and Arizona Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Chair. She is here to talk to us about the issues she is passionate about including family and children’s issues, veterans and military issues (five consecutive generations in her family have served in the military), and education issues.
– Mat Best (RESCHEDULED FOR FUTURE SHOW) – is currently the Vice President of Black Rifle Coffee. Mat joined the Army at the age of 17 and deployed 5 times to Iraq and Afghanistan with 2nd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. After leaving military service, Mat deployed to a variety of areas overseas as a contractor over the course of 5 years with the CIA. He is here to talk with about the mission of Black Rifle Coffee Company.
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