John McJunkin produces and rides shotgun on KFYI's Sharpe In The Morning and sits in as guest host when Jim's not around. He's a Platinum award-winning audio engineer / multi-media producer with nearly 30 years of experience, and serves as the principal pro audio reviewer for both Church Production and Sound & Video Contractor magazines and is the published author of over 200 reviews and features in other publications like Remix and Mix Magazine. He has also consulted with manufacturers in the development of pro audio technology. McJunkin lectured at the 2007 and 2008 New Media Expos and the 2009 Worship Facilities Expo on the topic of advanced editing and mixing techniques for quality podcast production. He has served as a consultant and provided broadcast voice production for political candidates for US Senate, Congress, governor, and state legislature. He describes his political identity as a "defense-hawk small-L libertarian". He's an avid aviation buff who writes and records music and plays drums with the worship team at his church, and loves to spend every spare moment with his family.
Suzanne Sharer is a native of Arizona, born and raised in Conservatism. She is married and a mother to 3 fantastic children. Suzanne is in real estate working as an agent for a top National builder, Taylor Morrison Homes and is an avid political junkie. Her passion for America has led her to speaking her mind on political issues through blogs, Facebook and twitter as well as becoming active in the local political scene where she believes she can do her part to help turn our country around one opinion at a time. Suzanne's concern for the direction of America has led her to co-founding Conservative Patriot Revolution , a new media company that includes CPR: ConservativePatriotRevolution.com and the online Conservative Patriot Radio. Suzanne is also a contributor, aka a Politichick for Politichicks.tv.
Tom was born in Yonkers, NY and in 1968 was the youngest member of Mensa in the country at that time- and is to date, the highest tested individual in Mensa at that age. Educated at the University of California, Tom moved to Arizona after college in 1994, and went into the insurance business. After being a successful agent for NY Life Insurance, he decided to become an independent broker in 2005 and is now a successful entrepreneur and author of the column 'Conservative Issues from the Desert'. He calls Surprise, AZ his home, where he does volunteer work for various issues around the state, and writes for his local newspaper, The Glendale/Peoria Today. He also has been a guest Political analyst on various radio and talk shows. Conservative, funny and a candidly frank speaker, Tom is available for consultation and speaking engagements on subjects from politics to marketing. Tom writes in the style of William Buckley and George Will-- intellectual discussions about today's political topics. His complete collection of essays is now available on Amazon-- "The Conservative Chronicles" as well as various other books on modern American political thought.
Katie is a native Arizonan. She earned a degree in Communications from Grand Canyon University and worked at a resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico where she became fluent in Spanish. She is a staunch advocate for the unborn, volunteers for pro-life organizations and currently serves in children’s ministry at her church. She served as the Arizona state coordinator for the Rick Santorum Presidential campaign and is currently the Arizona chairwoman for Rick Santorum’s Patriot Voices. Katie has an extensive background in television/media and was recently the Communications Director for a U.S. Congressional candidate. She writes on issues foreign and domestic on her website The Conservative Cut. She holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and enjoys singing jazz and the standards.
Exurban Kevin Creighton
Kevin Creighton (aka ExurbanKevin) is the self-described physical embodiment of NAFTA: He’s a Canadian living in the U.S. who speaks fluent Spanish. He’s also, (in ascending order of importance), a former professional photographer, recovering nerd, online marketing guru, father to two adorable boys, husband to a wonderful woman and a servant of the King. Kevin blogs about politics at Exurban League and his self-defense and gunblog is Misfires And Light Strikes. When he's not blogging (which isn't all that often...), he's probably playing with his sons or cooking a meal for his family or listening to 80's alternative music or off at a shooting range somewheres.
Awhile back I wrote a column that said you know it’s bad thing when they trot out the kids to pass legislation, because it means that they have no legitimate argument to defend so are appealing to your normal parental instincts.
It’s for the kids! You know it’s bad legislation, by how many kids they tell you it affects. It’s how we got schools with bloated budgets building Taj Mahal schools and custodians earning 100k a year providing chicken nuggets in the cafeteria that are just thrown away.
The argument against anything that might be done is also necessarily injurious to your cause since you’ll look like you don’t care about kids; that you are evil ogre if you do. In particular they paint conservatives as a bunch of Scrooges when they do that, saying that we don’t care about clean water or a good environment for education.
That’s why when President Obama trotted out kids letters in a base appeal to the sympathies of the voters on gun control I knew we were going to get hosed for sure.
Hosed is right too—Obama signed executive orders that basically opened the flood gates to federal gun control by allowing the government to link your health care to your right to own a gun. He removed HIPPA barriers designed to protect you, and replaced them with a federal standard of health linked to gun ownership.
It’s only a matter of time before the government argues that you cannot own a gun because your mental health is in question.
How many people are on tranquilizers, or on mental health drugs like Prozac and other drugs like it? 20%? 40%? If you ever took drugs, even something as mild as Ambien to help you sleep you could be subject to restricted gun ownership. And by establishing a federal background check they now have the records to cross reference to do it.
Make no mistake; the executive orders signed by Obama yesterday were not in the best interest of the American people. They were in the best interests of the American government, who now seeks to circumvent the 2nd Amendment by using Obamacare standards. They have already established the right off government to prevent a mentally ill person from acquiring a gun, now all they have to do is label everyone as mentally ill.
Furthermore, they are going to establish a federal background check. On the surface, this seems laudable, but remember, the federal government is the only one that has access to those records. They are going to allow individual states access to those records too—thus combining federal and state background checks under the umbrella of medical safety checks. When they establish what those guidelines are, under the new research and studies they propose, hold onto to your guns folks.
In short they reinvented medical care between your doctor and you as between you , your doctor and government gun control. They established a federal standard by which a person could be determined to be mentally ill—owning a gun. And they established the right to determine who and who can not own a gun based on your medical history.
A frightening prospect indeed.
So the next time your doctor asks you if you own a gun do the right thing. Do the smart thing for your own protection.
Tell him no.
Especially if you own a gun.