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As the country grapples with the murders of 19 children and two schoolteachers in the deadliest mass shooting of the year, the Supreme Court stands ready to release a ruling on gun rights that could change how courts evaluate the Second Amendment. Read more»

Lee Bird carries his .38-caliber pistol on his hip everywhere he goes. That includes his local grocery store in Wickenburg, Ariz.

More Americans can carry guns in more places than ever before. In the majority of states, law-abiding gun owners can walk into bars, restaurants and churches with their guns without fear of legal ramifications, a News 21 review of all 50 states found. Read more» 1

Arizona recently loosened its restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. But owning and bearing arms, with or without a hall pass, is no substitute for the vigilance required to participate in government. Read more»