Arizona AG proposes arming 1 educator per school
Feb 18, 2013

Tom Horne, lawmaker want to arm Arizona school employees

School teachers who undergo special training would be allowed to have a gun in a locked area of a school, including their classroom, under a bill being pushed by a Republican lawmaker and Attorney General Tom Horne.

Arizona House of Representatives Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D-Phoenix, speaks as he offers a plan to push a $100 million school and community safety plan that would triple funding for school resource officers, add money for mental health treatment and require background checks on all buyers at gun shows, at the Arizona Capitol Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, Phoenix.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Jan 9, 2013

Campbell offers comprehensive plan to reduce gun violence

House Minority Leader Chad Campbell’s ideas for preventing a mass school shooting in Arizona include more cops in schools, more money pumped into the public-health system and stricter gun laws.

With a school resource officer and an award winning school counselor to help him make his case at a Jan. 9 press conference, Campbell said the cost of his 12-point plan would be $261 million. T[...]

Connecticut lawmaker apologizes over Facebook post
Jan 8, 2013

Connecticut lawmaker apologizes over Facebook post

A Connecticut lawmaker has apologized after saying in a Facebook post that shooting victim and former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords should "stay out of my towns."

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
Jan 8, 2013

Arizona sheriff aims to put armed posse at schools

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.

In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords blows a kiss after reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. A spokesman on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 said Connecticut's lieutenant governor has been invited to attend a meeting between Giffords and families of the victims of the deadly Newtown elementary school shooting. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
Jan 4, 2013

Former US Rep. Giffords visits Newtown, Connecticut

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona on Friday visited the Connecticut town where a gunman killed 26 people last month inside an elementary school.

Dec 26, 2012

Myths of gun control always miss the target

The recent slaughter at the grade school in Connecticut is an unimaginable tragedy that could never have been predicted. What can be predicted with pinpoint accuracy will be the national call to disarm honest, law-abiding citizens as a strategy to somehow prevent this from happening again.

Dec 19, 2012

Arizona group proclaims support for allowing guns in schools following Sandy Hook shooting

A group that advocates for pro-gun, state legislation said Wednesday guns should be allowed in Arizona public schools to provide protection against shootings such as the one in Connecticut.

Jan Brewer “not sure” if new gun control needed after Connecticut shooting
Dec 17, 2012

Brewer ‘not sure’ if new gun control needed after Connecticut shooting

As gun control advocates launch a renewed effort, Gov. Jan Brewer isn’t convinced stricter legislation is needed.