jared loughner

Jul 5, 2016

Arizona police sign on to White House plan to cut jail populations

A federal program calls on police agencies to train officers to handle mental health crises, urges police and health officials to share data on people who have crossed their paths recently, and encourages use of data-based tools to assess risk and release low-risk people awaiting trial in jail simply because they can’t make bail.

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.

Jan 8, 2015

Memorial has yet to emerge 4 years after Giffords shooting

The rows of flowers, teddy bears and inspirational posters that once lined a parking lot where a gunman killed six people and injured former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 12 others have found a temporary home in a southern Arizona museum.

Aug 19, 2014

In wake of mass shootings, disparate gun policies emerge in Arizona and Connecticut

Four months after the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, lawmakers banned at least 115 types of semi-automatic firearms. Four months after the shooting of a congresswoman and a federal judge in Tucson, lawmakers in Arizona declared the Colt Army Action Revolver the official state gun.

Loughner to be sentenced for Arizona mass shooting
Jun 4, 2013

Feds want some Loughner documents to remain sealed

TUCSON ai??i?? More than 30 documents in the 2011 Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords should remain sealed because they still contain sensitive information, federal prosecutors said Monday.

Arizona gun bills
Apr 1, 2013

Republicans defeat Democrats’ gun safety amendments

The Arizona Senate today defeated 18 amendments sponsored by Democrats for a bill to prevent the destruction of firearms surrendered to law enforcement agencies.

Feb 4, 2013

Few bills surface aimed at violence related to mental illness

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, the call to address problems with the mental-health system and keep guns from mentally ill people has been as persistent as the talk about restricting firearms.

Jan 14, 2013

Experts say more money for mental health may not prevent mass killings

After mass shootings at each of those places came the questions of what role mental illness played and what reforms can be made to mental-health policy to prevent such shootings in the future.

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.

Sep 28, 2012

Feds seek earlier sentencing date for Loughner

A new sentencing date has been requested for the man who pleaded guilty in Tucson shooting rampage that wounded former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Aug 6, 2012

Plea deal could give Loughner life in Tucson shooting

A possible plea deal in the deadly Tucson shootings that wounded then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords would send Jared Lee Loughner to prison for the rest of his life, a person familiar with the case said Saturday.

Mar 14, 2011

SPIN METER: Obama steers clear of action on guns

Barack Obama once said it was a "scandal" that then-President George W. Bush didn't force renewal of a federal assault weapons ban. Now it's Obama himself who's steering clear of that and other politically sensitive gun-control measures, even while calling for a new discussion on weapons and "how we can keep America safe for all our people."