Pima County Prohibits Gun Tie Tack At Supervisors’ Meeting

On Tuesday, as Mark Spear, made his way into a meeting of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, he was stopped by security and forced to remove his machine gun shaped tie tack. Spear, affectionately known in southern Arizona as the Man In Black, had come to the meeting to challenge the Board’s proposed anti-texting ordinance.

Spear checked his small pewter Thompson submachine gun tie tack with security.

Later in an interview on the James T. Harris radio show, Spear said, “If the tie clasp could hold bullets, they would have to be .0045 caliber.

Listen to the interview here


  1. Measuring tapes are prohibited also. I guess they think we’re going to tie someone up with it. Sanctuary city, open borders, no measuring tape. Go figure.

  2. Just more of the same harassment of taxpaying voters by Pima County. Seems to me that they should learn how to enforce the laws that are on the books and not make them up as they go but what the hell, Chuck is in charge. Can’t get the vagrants off the street corners but they can take tie tacks away. BTW Nanos didn’t even know that there was a problem after repeated requests for help from the citizens that pay his salary. Isn’t it time for him to go too?? Thought so.

  3. You always wonder what these idiots are going to pull next. It’s amazing that we let them get away with it. If we continue to allow this they will continue this stupidity only because they can. I hope they’re embarrassed by their childish shenanigans.

  4. Well those idiots on the BoS have done it. If I were that person a good lawyer would scream Freedom of speech and thanks to those idiot liberals the taxpayer pays for it

  5. The Board is the n fear why? What have the done that allows you to feel like that? I might suggest that miss spending millions & millions dollars could be a reason? Abuse of thousands of employee’s, arrogant disregard for there employers that is you/me the we.

    I said this at last meeting ADI willfully didn’t report this, all the new community projects and the two new ordinances were approved only because, you hot it Pima County it election time.

    This current board majority is attempting to ” buy ” your Vote. Do not fall victim to this non senses.

    Tie clip really? The nasty lies, treatment of the public at call audience is far more dangerous the tie piece.

    It is wrong to imply any threat verbal or otherwise that wrong Mark. So make things right.

    I suggest a written document so anyone attends meetings knows what is OK. This will eliminate and misunderstandings or abuse of authority by security.

    It time we the Ppl show the cronies, good ole boys, politically elite that Pima County true owners are the residents

    Vote give Bronson, Valadez, Elias a pink slip, Your fired! BTW take Chuck and all his generals with you.

  6. These “elected” need to be removed. Since voting in Pima County is fixed, tar & feathering all except Ally Miller is in order! I’ll wear my F-4 Fighter Tie Tack which as more “Fire Power” than a sub-machine gun! Fly, Fight, Win!

  7. “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it….” Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address March 4, 1861.

  8. This is a story related to over powering stupid government like Pima County Board of Stupidvisors. In 2004 officials of the TSA barred a WWII Metal of Honor Veteran from wearing his Metal of Honor on a flight from San Francisco to Washington DC for a conference. They said it was a “trowing star”. I have not flown since that day.

    Pima County voters are responsible for electing these idiots, but not mine has I haven’t voted for any of the current regime.

  9. Notme – what are they going to pull next? The same thing they have been pulling for many years and I guess it’s true it’s made them blind !

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