Nov 11, 2013

Arizonans in ‘Old Guard’ say honoring the fallen is the greatest service

Former Phoenix residents Tyler O’Connor and Enrique Garcia took different paths to the Army.

O’Connor knew at age 7 that he wanted to be a soldier and spent four years in Army ROTC at Arizona State University to earn a commission in the infantry. Garcia decided much later to enlist, about a year after high school. O’Connor wound up serving in Afghanistan, Garcia was deployed twice to [...]

Nov 6, 2013

Border Patrol rejects curbs on force

SAN DIEGO (AP) ai??i?? Border Patrol agents will be allowed to continue using deadly force against rock-throwers, the chief of the agency said, despite the recommendation of a government-commissioned review to end the practice.

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 14, 2013

Ex-US Rep. Gabby Giffords attends NY gun show

A smiling Gabrielle Giffords toured rows of tables loaded with rifles and handguns in her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 shooting, and pleaded afterward for people to come together to stop gun violence.

Aug 21, 2013

Arizona sheriff: Armed militias beware or be shot

Tough-talking Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up with "30 rounds fired into" them by one of his deputies.

Lopez makes emotional appeal for gun controls
Jan 11, 2013

Lopez makes emotional appeal for gun controls

Sen. Linda Lopez, a Tucson Democrat, choked back tears as she spoke about Gabriel Giffords at a Jan. 10 press conference announcing a proposal to require universal background checks and limit ammunition clips to 10 bullets.

Kirkpatrick taking more open approach on guns
Jan 10, 2013

Kirkpatrick taking more open approach on guns

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.

Arizona marks 2 years since Giffords shooting
Jan 8, 2013

Arizona marks 2 years since Giffords shooting

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.

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.