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James Holmes

Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered a guilty plea in return for a life sentence rather than the death penalty. Read more»

How the gun lobby has debilitated federal action on firearms and what President Obama can do about it. Read more»

James Holmes

Accused Aurora shooter James Holmes is due to stand trial on Aug. 5 after a Colorado judge entered a guilty plea on his behalf. Read more»

Villaseñor at a press conference in March 2012.

Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villaseñor said President Barack Obama was receptive Monday to suggestions from a group of law enforcement officials called to the White House to discuss efforts to reduce gun violence. Villaseñor urged the president to push for universal background checks on firearm sales. Read more» 1

While legislators in Virginia, Alabama, Arizona, New York, Texas and Colorado sometimes contemplated tightening rules after rampage shootings, few measures gained passage. In fact, several states - including Arizona - have made it easier to buy more guns and take them to more places. Read more»

The mass shooting in Newtown has reignited a national debate on gun control. Some facts are clear — there has been a massive increase in gun sales. Some things are not so clear — such as whether there is causation between more guns and more violent crimes. And some are contrary to the general impression — for example, the rate of gun murders is down, not up. Read more»

A candlelight vigil marked the end of the BEYOND memorial events on Jan. 7, 2012.

Twenty small children in Newtown should be more than just a number. A dozen people in Aurora should have been more than just a number. Six in Tucson should have been more than just a number. They should do more than just give us pause for a moment of silence. Silence is no longer enough. We must do something. Read more» 7

Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Tempe on April 20.

Arguing against the need for new gun laws, Mitt Romney said many of the weapons possessed by accused Aurora shooter James Holmes were "illegal … already." That's not the case for the weapons used at the movie theater on the night of the rampage. Read more» 1

Smith and Wesson Model 642

Liberals, we need to have a heart to heart about gun politics: There will be no new gun control laws. Gun manufacturers, through the NRA and other trade groups, have a complete lock on our federal government. Read more» 10

On Wednesday, President Obama said background checks and measures to limit the ability of the mentally ill to purchase guns "shouldn’t be controversial. They should be common sense." Read more»

Tuesday on Buckmaster - Ally Miller, a Republican seeking a Pima County Board of Supervisors seat. Plus, LD9 legislative candidate Victoria Steele Read more»

The Remembering January 8 Committee, composed of some of the survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting—including U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, released an open letter to those affected by last week's shooting incident in Aurora, Colo. Read more»

A candlelight vigil marked the end of the BEYOND memorial events on Jan. 7, 2012.

A group of survivors and family members of victims of the 2011 Tucson shooting released a statement Sunday regarding Friday's movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colo., calling for better gun background checks. Read more»

Ann-Eve Pedersen on the "Quality Education and Jobs Initiative,", the Educational Enrichment Foundation's Pamela Francis wants to "Stuff the Bus," and Tucsonsentinel.com Editor and Publisher Dylan Smith on the Aurora massacre. Read more»

Accused Aurora shooter James Holmes applied to attend the University of Arizona in 2011.

James Holmes, the University of Colorado dropout accused of shooting 71 Aurora, Colo., movie-goers Thursday night, applied to attend the University of Arizona in 2011. His name and photo appear in a Feb. 2011 brochure put out by the UA neuroscience program. Read more» 1

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