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In her veto letter, Hobbs said she feared the legislation would result in banks fleeing Arizona.

Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have barred the state from working with any firm that “discriminates” against gun manufacturers or the National Rifle Association, a proposal that mirrored a Texas law passed last year. Read more»

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.

Guns would make it onto Arizona school campuses and into lesson plans under Republican-backed proposals that are echoes of legislation that was rejected last year. Read more»

I’m extremely happy that Brittney Griner is coming home after spending the past eight months in a Russian prison for bringing vape cartridges containing less than a gram of cannabis oil into the fascist country. Vladimir Putin made Griner his political prisoner. Read more»

University of Arizona professor Jennifer Carlson has been awarded a MacArthur Foundation 'genius' grant to study gun culture.

University of Arizona sociologist Jennifer Carlson has been awarded a prestigious 2022 MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her work examining U.S. gun politics, culture and trauma. Read more»

Those who already own the firearms would not become felons and would be allowed to keep the guns they currently own.

The House passed a bill that would make it a crime to knowingly “import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon” - including a "grandfather "clause — but social media posts falsely claim it will create millions of “overnight felons.” Read more»

School buses assemble in the shape of an assault rifle in Houston on July 14, 2022, before driving to the home of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the leading recipient of donations from gun lobbyists. The protest was organized by Change the Ref, a group that advocates for gun control.

The CEOs of major gun manufacturing companies told a U.S. House panel that their production of AR-15-style guns did not contribute to recent mass shootings that left 29 people dead, and that the killings were due to the actions of individual shooters. Read more»

When I grew up, Chevrolet had an advertisement that America was “baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.” It was catchy and it worked. America is all of those things and much more… like racism, oppression, inequality, an economic system of the haves and have-nots… and mass shootings. Read more»

A bipartisan group of 20 senators — including 10 Republicans, the number needed to advance a bill past  a filibuster — announced a framework early Sunday and are quickly moving to draft the bill’s specific wording, or text.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said he is comfortable with the bipartisan deal Senate Democrats and Republicans struck on gun control legislation, signaling that he will join in passing a bill when it comes to a vote. Read more»

Actor and Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey gave a passionate speech from the White House press room yesterday asking, “How can we make the loss of these lives matter?”. Read more»

Firearms on display at Legendary Guns store in Phoenix in 2018, when there were 377,838 firearm background checks in Arizona. By 2020, that number had jumped to 665,458 and it has since remained well above previous years. Now, analysts say there could be another surge in buying in response to the recent spate of mass shootings in the U.S.

Gun sales in Arizona have surged in recent years - with more than 4.3 million background checks on gun purchases over the last decade and one-third of those in the last two years - and experts say they could jump again, sparked by multiple mass shootings. Read more»

Just last year, following high-profile massacres in El Paso and in Midland and Odessa in 2019, lawmakers approved a variety of measures that loosened gun regulations.

The massacre at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, highlights disparities in how federal laws regulate rifles and handguns - the shooter bought two rifles days after his 18th birthday but under federal law, Americans buying handguns must be at least 21. Read more»

I dropped off my kid at his Tucson school with trepidation today, a day after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. I gave my boy a hug and kiss and watched as he walked inside. I could not help but think, would he be “safe?” Read more»

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday implored Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan gun control legislation, following a mass school shooting that took the lives of 19 children and two teachers in Texas. Read more»

Instead of fleeing Texas in time of trouble as is his habit, Ted Cruz offered condolences, then expressed anger at anyone who might suggest we go after the weapons that were made to kill children. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott expressed confusion as to why this stuff happens. This weekend, they will both be speaking at an NRA convention. This is why this keeps happening. This is why children continue to die in their classrooms. Read more»

In 2012, 26 people — including 20 children — were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary. In 2022, 21 were murdered at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas — including 19 little kids. In between, those with power to so something, have done nothing. Read more»

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