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U.S. senators reach deal on gun legislation in aftermath of Uvalde shooting

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Sunday the framework for a legislative deal to address gun violence in the aftermath of the May 24 mass shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead at a Uvalde elementary school.... Read more»

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»

Rising gun sales could result in more deaths, injuries and suicides, health experts fear

An escalation in firearms sales last year, driven in part by new gun owners, is prompting some health experts to call for more attention to gun safety and the relationship between owning weapons and injuries or suicide. ... Read more»

Realistic imitation guns present potential dangers, benefits

Since 2015, at least 4% of deadly police shootings nationwide have had victims holding “toy weapons,” including children’s toy guns, nonfunctional replicas, BB guns, and airsoft guns. However, while imitation guns’ aesthetic authenticity currently benefits many groups, officers are not trained to differentiate fake guns from real ones.... Read more»