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5 gun bills – 3 from Democrats – are on different paths in the Arizona Legislature

Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation, built on a pioneer, conservative ethos of Second Amendment rights. That has meant most Arizona adults can openly carry weapons into many public and private spaces. Arizona also is the hub of a national gun-reform group, the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, named after U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was gravely injured in a mass shooting outside a Tucson grocery store in 2011. At least five gun bills introduced in the Legislature show the tension between the poles of conservative and progressive viewpoints. ... Read more»

More killed by guns than vehicles in Az for 3rd straight year

There were more people killed by firearms than by motor vehicles in Arizona in 2011, the third year in a row, according to a new study. Gun deaths outpaced those from cars and trucks in 14 states that year, with Arizona in second place. Councilman Kozachik and gun activist Charles Heller split on the issue.... Read more»

Proposition 114

Lawsuit immunity for crime victims passed by voters

Voters on Tuesday approved a ballot measure aimed at protecting crime victims from being sued by someone harmed while committing or fleeing from the scene of a felony. Unofficial returns showed Proposition 114 leading by a wide margin. ... Read more»1

Prop. 114 would bar felons’ lawsuits against victims

Supporters of Proposition 114 argue that people who commit a felony cannot sue the victims involved. The measure would amend Arizona's Constitution, which currently bars laws limiting the right to sue for death or injury. Opponents of the proposition expect it to pass in November. ... Read more»

Gun control

Proposed Az gun laws would ease concealed weapons requirements

Gun owners will have fewer restrictions in Arizona if state legislators have their way.... Read more»1