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Nov 7, 2022

9-year-old being charged with bringing gun to school

Pinal County authorities said Monday that they are bringing felony charges against a 9-year-old student who brought a loaded gun to school in August.

guns, House, Senate, parents, schools, Hobbs, veto, Marine Corps
Mar 3, 2022

Pro-Gun bills pass Senate judiciary committee

Bills allowing loaded guns on school campuses and guns in public areas passed through the Senate Judiciary Committee today on party lines.  Each of the two bills came to the committee after passing out of the House on Feb. 17 and made it narrowly out with opposition from Democrats.   House Bill 2414 makes a small […]

Jan 28, 2022

Report: Ex-prisons boss Ryan drank tequila before standoff

Police say Ryan, who is accused of pointing a gun at two officers Jan. 6 during a three-hour standoff, slurred his words and was antagonistic to a police negotiator.

Jul 28, 2017

Court decides on when a gun is loaded, upholds conviction of Green Valley man

Just because a weapon doesn't have a bullet in the chamber does not mean it's "unloaded,'' the state Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Mar 9, 2017

House committee moves bill giving extra protection to businesses that allow guns

State legislators are altering state laws to encourage business owners to welcome customers with guns by giving them special protections from lawsuits if something goes wrong and someone gets shot.

Aug 7, 2014

‘Criminal activity’ needed before police can frisk for weapons

Police cannot frisk someone they stop and question absent some “reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot,” the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Jun 17, 2014

Police: Priest killed with gun owned by colleague

A homeless ex-convict is being held on $1 million bond, accused of beating a priest with a metal rod in his residence at a Phoenix church and then wrestling away a handgun owned by the clergyman before fatally shooting the man's assistant.

Apr 24, 2014

Sine die: 2014 Legislature crawls to a close, but special session looms

Though debate lingered on far longer than most lawmakers had hoped, the Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die at 1:46 a.m. Thursday, ending a sometimes tumultuous 101-day legislative session with work left on the table.

Apr 23, 2014

Brewer vetoes another firearm bill, says it is unnecessary

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed another gun bill today, nixing a measure that would create a new crime for people who take away another person’s firearm.

Figure in Fast and Furious ring to be sentenced
Nov 19, 2013

Judge dismisses feds from lawsuit over agent death

A judge has dismissed federal employees from a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a slain Border Patrol agent over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun operation, noting congressionally-mandated remedies are already in place for when an agent dies in the line of duty.

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.

Oct 21, 2013

Groups propose mental health database

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission and several lawyers are laying the groundwork for a database to keep track of people who are under court-ordered mental-health treatment, a tool for police and judges.