2:30pm Welcoming Ceremony – U.S. Federal Building (Tucson) – 300 W. Congress St.
3:00pm Press Conference – U.S. Federal Building (Tucson) – 300 W. Congress St.
4:30pm dinner – Southside Presbyterian Church – 317 23rd St.6pm-9pm Community Forum – Southside Presbyterian Church – 317 W. 23rd St.
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Tucson has more than 200 licensed gun dealers in the city, out of 1,781 gun dealers in all Arizona. Dealers include several manufacturers that sell military–‐style weapons, such as VLTOR Weapons Systems, which produces stocks that can be added onto AR- ‐15 semi–‐ automatic rifles to make them fully automatic and more deadly. AR–‐15s are among the few preferred weapons of drug cartels in Mexico.
Mike Detty of Mad Dawg Global Trading in Tucson has specialized in AR–‐15s, and participated in 2006—07 in a government operation known as Wide Receiver, that was similar to the Fast and Furious operation. He sold 450 guns as part of Wide Receiver in 2007, and at least 29 weapons sold by Mad Dawg were recovered at crime scenes in Mexico from 2007 to 2010, including a Romanian–‐made gun like the AK–‐47, sold to Carlos Celaya in May 2007, and used the following year by the Arrellano Felix cartel in Agua Prieta. Mr. Detty was paid $16,000 by government agents, and also made thousands of dollars from gun sales to traffickers during Wide Receiver.