Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country

By Jasmine Spearing Bowen / Cronkite News With every mass shooting – from the 26 people killed and 20 wounded in a Texas church this weekend to the 58 dead and 515 wounded at a Las Vegas concert in October – comes the call for stricter measures to prevent mass shootings and domestic terrorism. But in […]

Gabby Giffords says GOP is pandering to the NRA

Gabby Giffords says GOP is pandering to the NRA

By Harry Alexander / SoAzNewsX Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is trying to stay in the spotlight on the issue of firearms. Last week she joined with House and Senate Democrats to accuse Republicans of pandering to the gun lobby with bills to do away with gun-free school zones and deregulate silencers, among other measures. […]

Trump talk of eliminating gun-free schools a long shot, experts say

Trump talk of eliminating gun-free schools a long shot, experts say

By Claire Caulfield / Cronkite News Charles Heller embraces President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate gun-free zones on school campuses, a move he sees as “really restoring a freedom, not eliminating anything.” “I don’t support disarming those who defend children and students and I support rights to keep and bear arms,” said Heller, the co-founder for […]

Arizona State Rep. seeks AG probe into Tucson destroying firearms in violation of state statute

Arizona State Rep. seeks AG probe into Tucson destroying firearms in violation of state statute

By SoAzNewsX Arizona State Rep. (and AzCDL member) Mark Finchem (LD 11) has asked the Arizona Attorney General to investigate the City of Tucson for the routine destruction of firearms in violation of ARS 13-3108.F.  If the Attorney General’s investigation reveals that legal action should be brought against Tucson, the city could face withholding of […]