Panel: Harsher penalties for straw buyers could curb gun traffic to Mexico
Stricter U.S. gun measures are needed to stem the flow of guns to Mexico, where the weapons are fueling violence and leaving people “under siege” with little hope of help from their government, activists said Thursday.
Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords attends NY gun show
A smiling Gabrielle Giffords toured rows of tables loaded with rifles and handguns in her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 shooting, and pleaded afterward for people to come together to stop gun violence.
Phoenix beats new law’s deadline, destroys guns
Phoenix police officers worked overtime to check nearly 2,000 weapons from a gun-surrender program so they could be destroyed before a new state law required the firearms to instead be sold.
Maricopa sheriff’s posse resumes school patrols
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s office is resuming patrols by the office’s volunteer posse near schools with the start of the new school year.
Arpaio arms deputies with AR-15 style rifles
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is providing each of his patrol deputies with a semi-automatic AR-15 style rifle, and has ordered them to carry a weapon at all times, even when they’re off duty.
Arizona ruling says police can temporarily take guns
A new Arizona court ruling says police can take temporary custody of a person’s gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person’s contact with police was voluntary.
On tour, Giffords’ actions speak on gun control
DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation’s latest school shooting.
Kelly and Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun control
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska might seem a hard place to sell a gun control message in a state where subsistence hunting is for many a way of life, and where people routinely carry guns into the wilderness for protection from bears.
Court backs Obama’s border-state gun sale reporting rule
A federal appeals court panel Friday unanimously upheld an Obama administration requirement that dealers in southwestern border states report when customers buy multiple high-powered rifles.
Tucson City Council approves new gun ordinances
Tucson has two new local gun laws that supporters say will help police investigate gun-related crimes.
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