Campaign literature is filling mailboxes across the state as the August 26 primary election approaches. In Arizona's Seventh Congressional District, political attacks documented in ominous black and white flyers are in full swing. Former Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox knocks competit ... More >>
Ruben Gallego and Mary Rose Wilcox -- and their respective camps -- have been firing nasty missives at each other over who is more in favor of common sense gun laws or gun reform. They're lobbing their attacks across all social media platforms, and why not? It's cheaper than mailing out old-school ... More >>
Governor Jan Brewer has now acted on all six gun-related bills passed by the Legislature this session, and vetoed half of them.Brewer vetoed two of those bills earlier this week, one that would have allowed guns in more public buildings, and another that would have created more restrictions against ... More >>
Some Republican lawmakers are still trying to nullify federal gun laws they feel are unconstitutional.Senate Bill 1294 declares, "All federal acts, laws, orders, rules and regulations that are in violation of the second amendment of the United States Constitution, that are unauthorized by the Consti ... More >>
Some Arizona lawmakers are proposing lowering the age limit for a concealed weapons permit to 19 for military members.Although a concealed weapons permit isn't required for people 21 or older, the permit process still exists, and this new legislation would allow military members as young as 19 to ob ... More >>
Oy vey. A Jewish pro-gun group is raffling off some of the strangest AR-15 rifles we've ever seen.The rifles from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership come engraved with a Star of David, fashioned like an American flag with rifles on either side, as well as the phrase, "Gun control is not ... More >>
By Gustavo Arellano
Republican Senator John McCain announced today his support for an amendment that calls for an expansion of the federal background-check system for gun sales, an amendment that's specifically being targeted for defeat by the National Rifle Association.According to all the newspapers in Washington, th ... More >>
Arizona is "the best" state for gun owners, Guns & Ammo magazine says today.Believe it or not, Guns & Ammo magazine omitted the fact that the former editor of the magazine shot and killed a man in Arizona less than a year ago.See also:-Richard Venola, Former Editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine, A ... More >>
The pro-gun-control organization headed up by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, released a video ad featuring a plea from Giffords for Congress to act on gun-control proposals.Giffords and Kelly announced the formation of Americans for Responsible Solutions last mo ... More >>
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar has asked Remington Arms to move out of New York, and start making guns in Arizona.Why? Because people in the Colt Single Action Army Revolver state "cherish our Constitution, including the Second Amendment," Gosar wrote in a letter to Remington's CEO.
John Leonardo, Arizona U.S. Attorney, released a letter to the public today that expresses support for banning certain kinds of guns and requiring background checks for all sales of firearms. Leonardo begins his letter by explaining that the "political climate for a constructive discussion about gu ... More >>
Yesterday, President Obama released his plan to curb gun violence, a plan that consists of both executive orders and recommendations for Congress.As the "Colt Single Action Army Revolver" state, Arizona's probably got a lot of folks who are concerned about changing gun laws.
Two years after the Tucson shooting in which six people were killed, and 13 others were injured, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords and husband Mark Kelly used the date to call for Congress to do something."In response to a horrific series of shootings that has sown terror in ... More >>
Just like many of you, I've been transfixed this weekend watching the TV news coverage of the slaughter of the innocents at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. And like a bad case of acid reflux, the national debate has begun -- for the umpteenth time -- over the issue of gun ... More >>
The Tucson city council voted unanimously last night to support the federal Fix Gun Checks Act of 2012 after hearing testimony from the survivors of the January 2011 Tucson shootings. "Based on the testimony from them, based on what's happened in the last couple of weeks in Milwaukee and Aurora, a ... More >>
On the same day Tucson residents commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that left 6 people dead and 14 others wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Crossroads of the West will hold a gun show at the Pima County Fairgrounds.Crossroads of the West bills itself as ... More >>
Arizona state legislators have redrafted legislation that would allow guns on college campuses, despite Governor Jan Brewer's vetoing of a similar bill earlier this year.The new bill is just a modified version of the old bill, which Brewer felt was too vague. However, after vetoing it, the govern ... More >>
www.last2pics.comYee-hawFor a state that recently became only the second state in the entire country to pass a law that names an official state gun, it shouldn't come as much of a shock that Arizona scored a whopping zero points on this year's Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence annual scoreca ... More >>
Image: www.fixgunchecks.org A billboard truck sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns began rolling its gun-control message across the country today.A billboard truck that began rolling across the country today advertises the estimated number of gun-related homicide ... More >>
There isn't much difference between a fully automatic M-16 machine gun and the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle, both of which are readily available for sale in Arizona. Both shoot the same, high-powered .223-caliber ammo and can be loaded with large-capacity magazines of 30 rounds o ... More >>
Extremist gun nuts refuse to compromise on the firearm restrictions: Jared Lee Loughner might as well be their poster boy My colleague Ray Stern has responded to my reply to his recent pro-gun editorial. In it, Ray wonders what I meant at one point in my rebuttal, which is entitled, "Ment ... More >>
ebaumsworld.comIt seems I've introduced my dear colleague Ray Stern to the fascinating world of facts, statistics and sources, as he finally breaks down and uses a few in his latest pro-gun nut diatribe, "The Anti-Gun Culture..."In it, Ray returns once again to his us-versus-them, all-or-nothin ... More >>
Image: Fox News Channel's Happening NowPeter King, a Republican Congressman from New York, is being stymied by the House Speaker in his quest to pass a gun control measure A Republican congressman's idea to ban weapons within 1,000 feet of federal officials fell flat with House Speaker John B ... More >>
YahooMovies If he only had a brain, he could pass that non-existent mental health evaluation and buy a Glock... In the wake of the Tucson massacre, there have been, as you might expect, a number of folks who have suggested that maybe Arizona, and the nation, would benefit from stricter gun le ... More >>
Image: www.planetware.com Two cops -- a man and woman -- stood at the door when the senior citizen opened it one afternoon in Middle Village, Queens. The female cop had her hand on the butt of her holstered handgun. "You registered a couple of rifles last year," the female cop explained. "But yo ... More >>
Seung Hui Cho slipped through a loophole in Virginia law when he bought his gun. Lawmakers in that state fixed the problem The deadly mass shooting in Tucson on Saturday was by no means the first to raise questions about how mentally ill people bought firearms. In some cases, state or federa ... More >>
Representative Peter King, R-NYSaturday's mass shooting in Tucson has prompted another idea for gun-control legislation: Representative Peter King, a Republican from New York, says he plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit people from bringing guns within 1,00 ... More >>
Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh, a Republican from Surprise, saw his bill passed last year that allows people to store guns in their vehicles in the parking lots of businesses that otherwise prohibit guns.What kinds of firearms-related bills will Arizona lawmakers be work ... More >>
Arizona's gun laws are on national display following Saturday's shooting, but whether they're "weak" or "strong" depends on whom you ask. According to an article today in the Los Angeles Times, "Arizona has some of the weakest gun-control laws in the nation." (Emphasis ours.) Put that way, ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.comGovernor Jan Brewer signed two bills into law yesterday that -- if nothing else -- solidify Arizona's reputation as the Wild West.One of the bills, HB 2307, allows Arizonans to own guns without registering them with the federal government, as long as the guns are made ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.comArizona has some of the weakest gun laws in the country, and one gun-violence-prevention group claims they flat out "lack common sense."We could have told you that -- in Arizona, you can bring a gun to the bar with you for fuck's sake.The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun ... More >>
www.motivatedphotos.com So far this session, the Arizona Legislature has considered or partially approved legislation that would allow people to build their own guns and ammo, allow university faculty to bring guns into the classroom, and allow anyone with a gun to conceal his or her ... More >>
If there's anything the tragedy in St. Johns should teach you, it's that if you plan to spank your eight year old 1,000 times, you may not want to show him how to shoot a rifle. Either that, or you might want to consider the option of a "time out" for the little bugger.Sure, sure, no one deserves to ... More >>
The Spike shoots it up with Second Amendment types.
Gun lockers are coming to a public building near you
From the week of January 11, 2001
Alan Korwin is a smart guy. So why does he love guns more than people?
It's the Media Violence, Stupid
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Our April 1 story was made up -- these responses weren't
Arm the Homeless stages a firearms giveaway for Phoenix vagrants.