U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick was a supporter of gun owners' rights when she first served in Congress, but the recently re-elected Flagstaff Democrat is not making blanket statements supporting all such rights since the December school shooting in Connecticut.Read More »
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An Arizona sheriff has announced plans to deploy an armed volunteer posse to protect Phoenix-area students in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.Read More »
Arizona residents will mark the two-year anniversary of the 2011 shooting of then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Tuesday with bells ringing across Tucson amid a heated national debate over gun control.Read More »
Arizona’s answer to the Newtown, Conn., massacre could be an infusion of guns next year on school campuses, either in the form of more cops, heat-packing principals or patrols of retired police officers and military veterans carrying concealed weapons.Read More »
Neither the governor’s veto, nor a ballot measure’s resounding defeat at the polls will stop Sen. Al Melvin from reviving a plan to convert federal land to state land.Read More »
A new sentencing date has been set for a man who admitted to participating in a gun smuggling ring that was being monitored as part of the government's botched investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.Read More »
A federal judge has reset the trial date for a Mexican man charged with killing a U.S. Border Patrol agent.Read More »
Some lawmakers have begun bringing firearms to the state Capitol, citing a growing fear of Rep. Daniel Patterson, whose alleged hostile outbursts and erratic behavior were detailed in an investigative report on Monday.Read More »
Federal laws generally prohibit weapons within a thousand feet from school grounds.
But a panel of legislators this week advanced a proposal to let most Arizona residents carry firearms up to a school’s property line.
Federal law prohibits weapons within 1,000 feet of a school, but a proposal that won approval in the House of Representatives today would allow most Arizonans to carry a gun right up to a school’s property line.Read More »