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.Read More »
A gun control bill sponsored by a Democrat will go before a state Senate committee on the day before the deadline to hear bills introduced in the chamber.Read More »
Substitute teacher Teresa Ottesen Binder said she has the nerve to shoot to kill if faced with a threat at her school.
“And I have the skill to do it,” Binder said.
More than 50 gun rights activists rallied at the state Capitol on Friday, sporting high-powered firearms while protesting federal proposals to tighten gun regulations.
And although they were wary that Congress and President Obama will try to ban or confiscate their weapons, gun enthusiasts agreed that Arizona has fair gun laws and lawmakers are mostly on their side.
A Republican lawmaker is trying to revive a bill that would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal gun laws in Arizona. Lawyers had brought up concerns that the bill was unconstitutional and could force the state to mount a costly defense in court.Read More »
It’s already illegal for felons to own a weapon. Now a bipartisan group of legislators want to make it illegal for them to even attempt to own one.Read More »
A Republican proposal barring enforcement of any federal laws affecting semi-automatic weapons or high-capacity ammunition magazines appears dead after it was pulled from consideration in the Arizona Senate over constitutional questions, the proposal's author said Monday.Read More »
In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, the call to address problems with the mental-health system and keep guns from mentally ill people has been as persistent as the talk about restricting firearms.Read More »
An Arizona Senate committee passed a bill that would, in theory, prohibit federal officials from enforcing any new gun control laws in Arizona so long as a weapon is manufactured, sold and owned in the state.Read More »
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill that would expand the state’s law prohibiting cities from keeping databases of gun-related transactions to include firearm ownership as well.Read More »