Senate moves to arm Arizona school employees
A bill to allow school employees to carry guns in schools received the preliminary approval of the state Senate today, while another Republican gun measure appears to lack the votes to clear the chamber.
Kelly’s purchase of AR-15 rifle draws criticism
The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords went to a Tucson gun store a week ago to buy a .45-caliber handgun and a military-style rifle the day before he appeared with his wife at the supermarket where she was wounded in a rampage two years ago.
Mark Kelly buys AR-15 assault weapon to make point
The husband of former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says he bought an assault weapon in Tucson to make a point about the ease of background checks for gun owners.
Giffords urges support for background checks
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords returned to the scene of the horrific shooting that wounded her and killed six people two years ago, urging senators Wednesday to pass background checks for gun purchases in her first public event at the site since the rampage.
Nevada no longer recognizing Arizona weapon permits
Nevada officials say they’re no longer recognizing concealed weapons permits from Arizona after the state relaxed some of its training requirements.
Giffords ad: Gun purchases background checks needed
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing Tuesday in Arizona and Iowa.
Tucson lawyer tells senators assault-weapons ban is misguided
WASHINGTON – A Tucson lawyer told a Senate committee Wednesday that a proposal to limit the sale of semiautomatic weapons is a misguided response to recent headline-grabbing mass shootings.
Bill arming some rural Arizona teachers gets OK
Some teachers or administrators in rural schools and retired police officers working in any Arizona school would be allowed to carry a gun under a proposal approved by a Senate committee Tuesday.
Arizona’s gun debate turns right
Democratic gun measures die as Republicans move to strengthen Second Amendment rights
As many states debate gun control following the grisly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Arizona lawmakers have joined the ranks of legislatures pushing for gun owners’ rights.
Arizona lawmakers weigh public safety bills
Arizona lawmakers are weighing a trio of public safety measures that would help teachers and police officers identify mentally ill people, while also giving the public more access to guns.
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