Flagstaff City Councilperson Coral Evans joined the chorus of politicians and media politicizing last night’s NAU shooting by asking on Facebook:
“How is it possible for an 18 year old freshman to legally have a gun on campus?”
If Evans had listened to the police press conference this morning, she would have known that unless a firearm is locked away in a vehicle, guns are not allowed on the Northern Arizona University campus.
You can ban guns anywhere you want but that won’t stop criminals from bringing them in.
Statement by Flagstaff Councilmember Coral Evans. (Click photo)
Never one to pass up an opportunity to make a political point, Flagstaff Councilmember Eva Putzova wasted no time Friday as she called for more gun control in the wake of an NAU shooting where one student was killed and three injured.
Her statement came as NAU police reminded residents that this incident was the result of a fight between students and not a random mass shooting like the recent Community College attack in Oregon.
Putzova’s statement reads as follows:
“I would like to say the unthinkable happened in Flagstaff. But I can’t. I’m shaken but not shocked. It was predictable, it was a matter of time when one of more than 300 million guns in the country would be used on the Northern Arizona University campus, leaving one dead, three injured, and many families devastated. I thank all who provide comfort and support to the Flagstaff community in this difficult time.
But prayers and condolences can’t be enough anymore. They may bring temporary relief, but we need more. How many times are we willing to witness this? We need to follow up with action and advocate for sensible gun laws. We did not act yesterday, we must not waste another day.”
The battle to bring living wage legislation to Flagstaff has been brewing for quite some time and two of the key players advocating for a mandatory living wage have been Friends Of Flagstaff’s Future and Flagstaff City Councilperson Coral Evans.
So you can imagine my surprise when I came across a post by Coral Evans on the Friends Of Flagstaff’s Future facebook page advertising a part time minimum wage job without benefits for a local business that Evans is involved with.
Working on legislation to force a mandatory $15 to $25 an hour starting wage, while at the same time only paying your own employees $8.05 an hour, is inconsistent and speaks volumes about the do as I say, not as I do mentality.
Leading by example gives credibility to any argument and if you can’t do that then stop telling other people how to run their businesses. Bottom line, put your money where your mouth is.
Coral Evans has fought hard for a living wage in Flagstaff but you wouldn’t know it by the job offer in the screen shot posted above (click photo).