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Giffords urges support for background checks

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, shouts "fight, fight, fight" as she and husband, Mark Kelly, pump their fists together as they returned to the site of a shooting that left Giffords critically wounded on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords urged senators to pass background checks for gun purchases. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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.

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Arizona’s gun debate turns right (access required)

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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.

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Ban on new federal gun laws stalled in Arizona Senate

Sen. Kelli Ward, R-Lake Havasu City

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.

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