An ongoing source of controversy in America, gun laws are increasingly polarising the Southern states and Washington. In Arizona, Tea Party supporting, heavily armed, vigilante groups are taking over.
“The one thing we know about gun control is that it has never provided security”, argues former Arizona sheriff and local hero, Richard Mack. Despite a recent gun massacre in Tuscon, the majority still support free gun laws. Heavily armed citizens take Mexican border security into their own hands in this “state with a frontier mentality”. With over 100 new civilian militia groups forming in the last 2 years, it is fertile ground for Tea Party supporters. There is no doubt as to who is the real enemy here: “The greatest threat to our God-given American liberty is our own federal government”. With the cultural divide between North and South looking dangerously wide, Arizona is becoming more than a state: it’s a state of mind.