gun laws

Backed by other advocates for tighter gun regulations, Mountain View High School junior Jordan Harb details Monday how students plan to walk out Wednesday and come to the Capitol to advocate for new gun laws designed to protect themselves and their teachers. (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)
Mar 12, 2018

Student, lawmakers call for changes to gun laws

Saying students are trying to save their own lives, a Mountain View High School junior said Monday he is helping organize a walkout Wednesday to get the attention of recalcitrant legislators who to date have yet to approve any meaningful limits on access to guns.

Students were greeted by supporters, signs and flowers as they returned to class at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 in Parkland, Fla. With a heavy police presence, classes resumed for the first time since several students and teachers were killed by a former student on Feb. 14. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
Mar 2, 2018

Mass shooting could spur Arizona gun law changes

Every day since 17 students and faculty were gunned down in a Florida high school, Arizona’s Democratic legislators have pleaded with their Republican colleagues to do something, anything, to make sure such a mass shooting never happens again.

Jan 26, 2017

Gun bill would make ‘Shannon’s Law’ tougher to prosecute

Arizona gun owners would be able to escape being prosecuted under “Shannon's Law” if they say it was just an accident that they fired their gun into the air.

Feb 24, 2016

House votes to forbid enforcement of some federal gun laws

The state House voted 33-21 Wednesday to forbid state and local governments from helping to enforce any federal law, act, order or rule that deals with the personal possession of firearms and infringes on the constitutional right of people to have weapons.

Feb 23, 2015

Bill moves legalizing sawed-off shotguns, nunchucks in Arizona

Want a sawed-off shotgun or a silencer for your pistol? State senators voted Monday to let you have them – at least as far as Arizona law is concerned.

Nov 4, 2013

Panel: Harsher penalties for straw buyers could curb gun traffic to Mexico

Stricter U.S. gun measures are needed to stem the flow of guns to Mexico, where the weapons are fueling violence and leaving people “under siege” with little hope of help from their government, activists said Thursday.

Apr 3, 2013

Arizona leaders link domestic violence to gun use

Some Arizona leaders say gun ownership contributes to domestic violence. State Sens. Katie Hobbs and Olivia Cajero Bedford are leading a campaign in Arizona to connect weak gun laws and domestic abuse.

Apr 27, 2012

Veto of guns bill makes us less safe

What a gun-crying shame. We’re all less safe with the veto of the well-written no-guns-in- buildings law, incorrectly labeled by the media and rights-deniers as the “guns-in-buildings” law.

Feb 29, 2012

Universities: Guns-on-campus measure would have multimillion-dollar impact

Universities are offering one more reason to oppose a measure to allow guns on campuses — it would cost millions of dollars to implement.

Feb 20, 2012

Campus guns bill struggling in Senate

A proposal to allow guns on university and college campuses is stuck in the Senate.

The bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Ron Gould, R-Lake Havasu City, said he’s so far only corralled 13 “yes” votes for the proposal.

Feb 10, 2012

Rural college district to vote against campus guns

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) a�� Members of the Mohave Community College governing board are likely to vote against a bill allowing properly permitted residents to carry guns on campus.

Feb 7, 2012

Guns-on-campus bill advances despite overwhelming opposition

The testimony heard by lawmakers on Monday was overwhelmingly against a proposal to allow guns on university and college campuses, but it was not enough to dissuade Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee from advancing the measure.