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Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

Tucson group protests in favor of stricter gun background checks

About 50 people gathered at Presidio Park Wednesday morning wearing matching t-shirts and holding handmade signs to protest the failure by Congress to pass new legislation to what they believe are loopholes related to background checks in current gun registration laws.

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Loughner’s rants online underscore need for gun laws

The young man who shot to death six people and wounded 13 more on Jan. 8, 2011, was not quiet about his rage aimed at the government and the police, nor about his desire to kill himself, at times, and others.

April 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

PHOENIX — Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone bring a concealed weapon into many public buildings, as long as he or she has a permit.

March 12, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…

Arizona Legislature moves to clamp down on local gun laws

PHOENIX — State lawmakers are moving to make it easier for anyone to sue a city over its gun laws.

February 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Laws upping gun owner rights coming to Legislature

PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Thursday to strengthen laws allowing people to bring weapons into public buildings if there’s not an easy and immediate way to check them.

January 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Rodman

Fitz: Rodman

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January 08, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Steven Seagal for Governor 2

Fitz: Steven Seagal for Governor 2

Actor Steven Seagal promises old friend Vladimir Putin he'll work anti-terror security at Winter Olympics armed with mittens of steel and paunch of flying tiger.

January 07, 2014 4:00 pmLoading…
Fitz: Guns, guns, guns

Fitz: Guns, guns, guns

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January 07, 2014 9:00 amLoading…
Fitz: Guns, guns, guns

Fitz: Guns, guns, guns

The NRA will commemorate January 8th by ringing the starting bell at the Glock assembly line and calling for a moment of silence from gun control advocates.

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Fitz: Arizona and pot

Fitz: Arizona and pot

Arizona lawmakers oppose pot legalization, preferring natural high that comes from dissing working poor, making Arizona laughingstock. According to Lemar Jenkins, R-Mars, "I'd rather get the natural kick one can get from a good belly laugh at the state of our schools or from the giggles you'…

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Fitz: Steven Seagal for Governor

Fitz: Steven Seagal for Governor

Steven Seagal may run for Governor of Arizona because, in his words, "None of the other republicans in the race can kick box like I can."

January 06, 2014 11:00 amLoading…

Kozachik to hold gun-reform forum

Gun-control talk may have waned recently, but one local elected official is determined to bring it back to the forefront to start 2014.

January 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

I commend the Star for reprinting the Washington Post editorial on the need for research on accidental firearm deaths of children (“Info vital on scope of gun accidents involving kids,” Dec. 3).

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Oro Valley mayor Hiremath resigns from anti-illegal gun group

Oro Valley mayor Hiremath resigns from anti-illegal gun group

Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath resigned from an organization of mayors who oppose illegal firearms under pressure from a gun-ownership-rights group that called for him to make the move.

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Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model

Giffords to attend gun show under NY sales model

ALBANY, N.Y. — Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived an assassination attempt in 2011 in Tucson, is set to tour a New York gun show, the first such visit since she was shot.

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AG finds new city gun laws unenforceable

AG finds new city gun laws unenforceable

PHOENIX — Two new Tucson laws designed to help police deal with gun-related crimes are pre-empted by state law and unenforceable, Attorney General Tom Horne said Wednesday.

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Group protests allowing weapons on city buses

Group protests allowing weapons on city buses

A group called Moms Demand Action marched from East 10th Street to North Euclid Avenue and along East Sixth Street on Wednesday to the bus stop at Sixth and North Third Avenue, where they boarded a bus to the downtown Ronstadt Transit Center. They were protesting because Sun Tran allows guns…

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Group protests allowing weapons on city buses

Group protests allowing weapons on city buses

About a dozen people boarded a Sun Tran bus Wednesday morning, armed with children, signs and strollers, in attempt to call attention to their opposition to Arizona gun laws.

August 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Moms group plans bus ride to protest AZ gun law

A group of moms is taking its strollers to the streets today to protest a state law prohibiting cities from banning firearms on public transportation.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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