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Giffords urges crowd to have ‘courage’ to enact gun reform measures

Former Tucson Rep. Gabrielle Giffords walked onto the stage unassisted and smiling Tuesday and exhorted a crowd at a gun-control rally in a park here to have the “courage to do what’s right” to pass “responsible” gun reform.... Read more»

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FactCheck: Clinton’s greatest hits

A compendium of the top false and misleading claims by the Democratic presidential candidate. ... Read more»1

Arizonans join anti-wall protest at generally quiet GOP convention

For members of Puente Arizona , the border wall promised by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is disturbing enough that they were willing to drive from Arizona to Cleveland to be part of a protest against it.... Read more»

Factchecking the GOP Convention, Day 2

The speakers went too far in their claims on guns, Benghazi, coal jobs, Keystone and more.... Read more»

Children of man killed by gun-range Uzi seek to keep machine guns away from other kids

Firearms instructor Charles Vacca was killed on an Arizona shooting range in 2014, when the girl lost control of the submachine gun she was firing and shot him in the head. Tuesday his kids went to Washington to support a bill barring children under age 16 from owning or shooting automatic weapons.... Read more»

Analysis: Texas leaders have lesson to learn from Dallas attacks

Texas politicians and community leaders must do what the police courageously did on Thursday night in Dallas: Somebody has to run toward the trouble.... Read more»

CBP: 12,000 rounds of ammo, 2 AR-15s intercepted in Nogales

In less than a week, Nogales-area CBP officers intercepted 12,000 rounds of ammunition and two AR-15 rifles in two separate smuggling attempts last week, arresting two Nogales residents. ... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Headless body leads to arrest of Texas Border Patrol agent

When Franky Palacios Paz was found naked and decapitated floating off South Padre Island, the local sheriff thought the murder would lead investigators back to Mexican drug cartel violence. He didn’t expect a U.S. Border Patrol agent to be among those arrested.... Read more»

Gallego, advocates renew calls for stricter gun-control measures

Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, joined Arizona gun-control advocates on a conference call Wednesday to again call for stricter gun laws in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub.... Read more»

9th Circuit dismisses Terry family's lawsuit over BP agent's death

The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry may not sue the federal government over claims that officials acted irresponsibly in the botched "Fast and Furious" investigation, which lost track of hundreds of firearms when they were trafficked into Mexico, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday. ... Read more»

Senators hope new ‘no fly, no buy’ gun bill finds bipartisan support

One day after efforts to advance gun-control measures in the Senate collapsed in partisan fighting, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a compromise Tuesday that they hope can get a vote and keep guns out of the hands of terrorists.... Read more»

Senate takes up, then blocks, competing gun-control measures

The Senate had the opportunity to act on competing gun-control measures Monday, but proceeded instead to block action on any of the proposals in votes that fell mostly along party lines... Read more»

FactCheck: Orlando club had armed security

Donald Trump said there were “no guns on the other side” in the mass shooting in Orlando and there would’ve been fewer deaths “if the bullets were going in the other direction, aimed at the guy who was just in open target practice.” But at least one person at the club fired at the shooter.... Read more»

FactCheck: The NRA’s baseless FBI claim

The National Rifle Association executive director recently claimed that the FBI was prevented from fully investigating Omar Mateen prior to his attack in Orlando because of “the Obama administration’s political correctness.” ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump on the Orlando shooting

A day after the mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Florida, Donald Trump made a series of false statements, misstatements and overstatements in TV interviews and a speech about the attack.... Read more»

Lawmakers call for unity, prayer in aftermath of shootings

The reaction in Washington to Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando was swift and nearly unanimous, as statements and social media posts offered prayers and condolences for what the president called “a horrific massacre” flooded the web.... Read more»

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