There are just four states where guns are so popular that they have an official state gun -- and you bet Arizona's one of them.From gun laws, crimes, statistics, accidents, and trends, there's been a lot of gun-related news around Arizona this year. We bring you our top 10 gun stories for 2013:
Our October 31 article on self-defense laws in Arizona had two mistakes, as far as we know. Culling information about the Trayvon Martin case from media reports, we misidentified the beverage Martin had on him when he was shot by George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012, as "an Arizona Iced Tea." In ... More >>
Well, it's not every day we get an e-mail from someone defending the man accused of drugging his then-girlfriend and branding her vagina with his initials while she was passed out.A man from North Miami Beach, Florida, tells New Times that people do this kind of thing all the time.
The editorial staff at ABC 15 will be learning a thing or two about racial sensitivity after the station filmed a segment from Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles, where reporters were getting reactions to the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.It seemed like out of all the places to find opinions on the ca ... More >>
There appears to be some debate about "stand your ground" laws around the country, including in Arizona, after George Zimmerman was found not-guilty of charges related to killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Democratic State Representative Martin Quezada said he'll sponsor a repeal of Arizona's l ... More >>
When news broke the George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the killing of black teenager Trayvon Martin, Phoenix's ABC affiliate had reaction interviews -- straight from Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles.Some people thought was an insensitive move, as chicken and waffles has been used as a stereotype to p ... More >>
Former NFL player and current East Valley activist John Goodie led a march of around 150 people last night in Downtown Phoenix, protesting the Trayvon Martin ruling. "We're having this peaceful rally for Trayvon, and for all the young men and women who might be killed next week or next month," Goo ... More >>
TwitterCordell JudeSome media reports contend that a "reverse Trayvon Martin" case is about to be tried in Phoenix.The thought is that national media outlets are ignoring the Phoenix case because the shooter, Cordell Jude, is black -- and that doesn't fit some sort of media plot. In reality, there's ... More >>
The recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin is of particular relevance to Arizona. In many ways, Florida is as racist and as gun crazy as Arizona, though here in Sand Land, the divide is Latino/Anglo more than anything else. Like a lot of folks, I've been perplexed by ... More >>
Local black leaders will be heading up a "Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally" in Phoenix today.Activist Revered Jarrett Maupin says the rally, to protest the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, will start at 6 p.m. in front of the Department of Justice offices in Downtown Phoenix.
It's been several years since Chaka Khan has had a relevant, mainstream voice, but that hasn't stopped her from speaking out in light of the February shooting involving Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and neighborhood watch commando George Zimmerman. Last week, the "Queen of Funk" best remembered f ... More >>