Phoenix gun buyback runs out of gift cards
Organizers of Phoenix’s second gun buyback are lauding the event as a success.
In less than two hours, organizers ran out of grocery store gift cards for those who brought handguns, rifles and other guns to exchange.
Phoenix gun buybacks set before new Arizona law forces sales
Just days after Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law designed to hinder police participation in gun buyback events, the city of Phoenix on Saturday held the first of three buybacks that organizers are calling the largest effort of its kind in the state’s history.
Hundreds of guns turned in during Phoenix buyback
Phoenix police estimate that several hundred guns have been turned in during Saturday’s gun buyback events.
Gun buyback programs likely to end in Phoenix, Tucson
Officials in Phoenix and Tucson say it’s no longer viable to organize gun buyback programs now that a state law will require the guns to be sold back into circulation, not destroyed.
Poll claims Flake among least-favorite senators after gun-bill vote
WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake’s vote against expanded background checks on gun sales earlier this month caused his approval ratings to drop, making him one of the “most unpopular” U.S. senators, a new poll says.
Arizona bill requiring resale of buyback guns signed
Arizona cities and counties that hold community gun buyback events will have to sell the surrendered weapons instead of destroying them under a bill Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law Monday.
ACLU chimes in on Phoenix gun advertisement case
Unlikely allies are teaming up to fight the city of Phoenix’s 2010 decision to remove 50 pro-gun advertisements from city bus shelters.
Flake urges victims to continue gun control fight
Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake says he wants to pass legislation expanding background checks for firearm buyers despite his recent vote against the Senate’s bipartisan gun control plan.
Giffords ‘furious’ about Senate gun control votes
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says she’s “furious” after senators on Wednesday blocked legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers.
Legislature moves to force sale of buy-back guns
The months since the deadly Connecticut school shooting have seen dozens of gun buyback events across the country, with officials getting thousands of unwanted firearms off the street and sending them off to their destruction.
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