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Silencers are available to gun owners in the United States but they have to be registered to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and get approval with the agency.

A trio of GOP gun measures won approval from lawmakers Wednesday, including legalizing silencers and muzzle suppressors and a measure that would allow people with concealed weapon permits to bring firearms onto Arizona school campuses. 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»

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board of trustees meets July 18 to hear from members of the community at Uvalde High School. The school district announced Friday it was suspending all of its police department’s operations.

The Uvalde police department’s activities were suspended for an unspecified period and two employees were placed on administrative leave after it was revealed that one of the first state troopers to respond to the deadly school shooting in May was later hired as a district police officer. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wears a 'Trump Won' face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath of office as a newly elected member of the 117th House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., January 3, 2021. Taylor Greene has endorsed false claims that the Parkland shooting and the 2012 mass shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School were staged.

GOP leaders chose Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to serve on the Education and Labor Committee, amid a growing outcry over the Georgia Republican’s past comments challenging the veracity of deadly school shootings. Taylor Greene has also been show on video harassing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Read more»

Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Gilbert, is flanked by supporters and opponents of gun-control bills at a Republican rally outside the Capitol in support of the Second Amendment on Wednesday.

A new report claims that Arizona loses as much as $1.9 billion every year to costs directly associated with gun violence, from lost wages to expenses on everything from health care to police and criminal justice. Read more»

After the shooting at Newtown, Conn. last year, Superintendent Matt Dossey launched a program to arm a select group of staff at the Jonesboro Independent School District in central Texas.

Guns or funds? Districts debate what it will take to make kids safer, and schools and state governments have feverishly searched for ways to protect their students. State legislators introduced hundreds of pieces of legislation on school safety. Many called for arming more security guards or, like a law passed in Texas, for arming teachers. Read more»

Just as a National Rifle Association task force unveiled its “National School Shield” report this week, a detailed critique from three criminologists termed the gun lobby’s push for enhanced school security “superficially simple.” Read more»

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck shows that a real Beretta handgun looks very similar to a BB gun manufactured to look like the real thing. Here, both guns sit on a Los Angeles Police Department gun box.

The fatal police shooting earlier this month of a Texas middle school student clutching a BB gun spotlights how localities and states have struggled to identify and control both look-alike toys and guns that fire something other than bullets. Read more» 2