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Douglas officers stop rifles, ammo bound for Mexico

Customs officers in Douglas halted an American attempting to smuggle five semi-automatic rifles, a pistol and 2,000 rounds of ammunition into Mexico on Monday, authorities said.... Read more»1

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Gun groups locked and loaded for Nov. 4

Less than a month until the election? Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Welcome to the OK Corral — the shootout’s just beginning. Both the National Rifle Association and Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, have said they will unleash a fusillade of ads supporting and attacking candidates in some of the tightest contests in the country.... Read more»1

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8 states have laws voiding federal firearms regs

Across the country, a thriving dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is prompting a growing spate of bills in state legislatures aimed at defying federal control over firearms - more than 200 during the last decade, a News21 investigation found.... Read more»8

Deadly force, in black and white

A ProPublica analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males.... Read more»

3 men face gun-running charges after Casa Grande bust

Three men were arrested on weapons trafficking charges after a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy found almost a dozen AK-47s and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition during a traffic stop outside Casa Grande on Saturday, authorities said.... Read more»2

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Obama's numbers, October update

Jobs, profits, guns and health insurance. FactCheck.org’s regular update of the statistics.... Read more»

Mexico’s vigilantes are building DIY scrappy tanks to fight narcos

These ‘monsters’ are the home-built armored trucks deputized militias and drug cartels are using for battle.... Read more»

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Women an emerging force in defending firearms

More women than ever before own guns. From this surge in popularity comes classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships and conferences for women. Women have also become the sellers, the lobbyists and the business owners.... Read more»

Az agencies have more military gear than some nations

The 29 armored personnel carriers and nine helicopters that Arizona agencies got through a Pentagon surplus equipment program are more than some countries have for their armed forces.... Read more»

ASU to return M-16s obtained from military surplus program

Arizona State University plans to return 70 M-16s obtained a year and a half ago under a Department of Defense program that distributes surplus weapons to law enforcement agencies. The weapons will be replaced with standard, newer rifles that could be used to confront an “active shooter.” a spokeswoman said Monday.

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Activists: Stop giving military hardware to school cops

More than 20 national education and civil rights advocates sent a letter September 15 to Department of Defense officials, urging them to stop giving U.S. school police departments anti-mine vehicles, military-grade firearms like M16s, and even grenade launchers.... Read more»

The best reporting on children with PTSD

What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods.... Read more»

Fact-checking Feinstein on the assault weapons ban

Senator Dianne Feinstein said “the evidence is clear: the ban worked.” Except there’s no evidence it saved lives – and the researcher behind the key statistic Feinstein cites says it’s an outdated figure that was based on a false assumption.... Read more»

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Gun groups working for concealed carry on college campuses

College students nationwide clash over the right to bring concealed guns on campus.... Read more»1

Agriculture among Az agencies granted M-16s

Of the nearly 800 fully automatic M-16s Arizona law enforcement organizations have received under a Department of Defense program that gives away surplus military hardware, 13 have gone to a state agency better known for serving farmers and ranchers and protecting consumers.... Read more»

PCC, ASU, other campuses stock up on military rifles under federal program

While campus police say the military rifles enhance public safety and protect officers, a representative of the ACLU of Arizona says the weapons speak to an alarming militarization of police.... Read more»

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