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School buses assemble in the shape of an assault rifle in Houston on July 14, 2022. The protest was organized by Change the Ref, a group that advocates for gun control.

The latest twist in the ongoing legal saga regarding the legality of bump stocks – used to increase the rate of fire on semiautomatic weapons – is a win for gun owners, after a Sixth Circuit panel unanimously found the government cannot enforce a rule that bans the devices. Read more»

President Joe Biden and Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs have ordered that flags be flown at half-staff through sunset on Friday to honor the victims of Monday's school shooting in Nashville. Read more»

The executive order is already drawing fire from Second Amendment advocates.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Tuesday expanding the number of background checks conducted before gun sales, imposing harsher penalties on violations of federal firearms law and directing a study of how firearm manufacturers market to minors. Read more»

A member of the National Guard during inspections at the the Mariposa Port of Entry in Nogales in 2018.

Victor Acosta, 47, was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to smuggling 22 boxes of rifle ammunition, including rounds for AR-15s and AK-47-patterned rifles Read more»

The Dennis DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales, Sonora in November 2021.

Two Mexican men were sentenced to prison Wednesday for attempting to smuggle weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition into Mexico through Nogales, Ariz., in two separate cases from last summer. Read more»

A Tucson man was arrested and charged with dealing firearms without a license and possessing illegal firearms after he allegedly illegally sold three pistols to undercover cops, as well as a part that could modify an AR-15 rifle to fire fully automatically. Read more»

More than 20 states joined in a lawsuit against the federal government to try to stop the ATF from enacting a new rule restricting the use of gun braces — a rule in which millions of Americans will automatically become felons if they don’t turn in or destroy them. Read more»

A California condor.

For the third time in 10 years, the 9th Circuit took up the fight between the Center for Biological Diversity and the U.S. Forest Service for failing to regulate the disposal of lead bullets on public lands in northern Arizona. Read more»

The bill would also grandfather in high-capacity magazines that were purchased before the law goes into effect.

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, along with 27 of his U.S. Senate colleagues, introduced legislation to ban high-capacity magazines, which can be used on the type of semi-automatic firearm that is typically used in most mass shootings. Read more»

El Paso's federal courthouse.

More than 3½ years after he walked into the Cielo Vista Walmart, massacred 23 people and broke El Paso’s heart, Patrick Crusius pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to various hate crimes and weapons charges. Read more»

A Tucson man was sentenced to probation for lying to federal officials about buying a part for an AR-15 later used to ambush and kill Pima County Constable Deborah Martinez and two others at a North Side apartment complex last August. Read more»

Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels was a speaker at a 2019 CSPOA event and openly supports the nullification of certain laws or mandates.

Sheriffs are far more likely to support looser gun laws than the public at large - and that perspective is linked to some sheriffs’ views that they are the highest level of defenders of the U.S. Constitution and Americans’ constitutional rights. Read more»

A gunman entered a Colorado Springs LGBTQ+ nightclub during a midnight drag show Saturday and killed five people and injured over a dozen others. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of bias-motivated or hate crimes. Read more»

In just a few moments, six people were killed and 19 others injured by a gunman who attacked an LBGTQ nightclub in Colorado on Saturday night. Halted by bystanders, the massacre is just one in a long string of recent mass shootings. Read more»

Democrat Mark Kelly.

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly, elected in a 2020 special election, is co-founder of a PAC that advocates for stricter gun laws, calls the U.S.-Mexico border “a mess”, and said abortion should be a personal decision but would support legislation banning it after 15 weeks gestation. Read more»

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