Our generation must end the gun violence epidemic
We are 20- and 21-year old college students at Arizona State University. Today, on National Gun Violence Awareness Day, we reflect on our time growing up in the midst of the gun-violence epidemic, an epidemic in which an average of 100 lives will be lost each day
Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent individuals with a criminal record from illegally purchasing ammunition.
U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out executive action
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation reform but also outlined executive action he’s taking on several gun control measures, following deadly mass shootings last month in Colorado and Georgia.
Ducey signs ‘Second Amendment sanctuary’ bill
Volunteers delivered nearly 2,500 signatures in the past week to Gov. Doug Ducey, urging him to veto a bill that would make Arizona a “Second Amendment sanctuary” and bar law enforcement agencies in the Grand Canyon State from enforcing federal gun control measures.
Gun-control group to spend $1.6 million this week to replace GOP lawmakers
Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety will be spending $1.6 million on political ads across, radio, internet and mailers this week targeting Republicans in legislative races in an attempt to flip the state’s legislature for the first time in 60 years.
Groups try new ways to reach domestic violence survivors amid pandemic
Domestic violence support groups are trying to find new ways to help survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic and doing things ranging from reassessing how they set up shelters to simply trying to let people know they are still open.
Gun control group to spend $5 million on Arizona races in 2020
Gun control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety announced Tuesday that it will be spending $5 million in Arizona to try to back Democrats up and down Arizona’s ballot, with a focus on the U.S. Senate race and winning control of the state legislature for the first time in nearly 60 years.
U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set the stage for future legal battles. A divided court ruled that a challenge to New York City gun restrictions was moot because the city had later changed its regulations. The case had been billed […]
COVID-19 pandemic fuels state feuds over gun rights
COVID-19 has ignited the debate over gun rights as states grapple with whether to allow gun sales while other retailers are forced to shutter.
Gun-control groups launch campaign against McSally
The gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $43,000 on Facebook and newspaper ads targeting GOP Sen. Martha McSally over gun control measures, specifically one bill that has been languishing in the Senate for a year.
Bills to keep guns out of domestic, child abusers blocked
A bipartisan set of bills that aim to remove guns from the hands of those convicted of domestic violence or violent crimes against children were never heard by Republican committee chairmen, but the sponsors say they are committed to getting the measures signed into law.
Bill would make governments liable for ‘gun-free zone’ shootings
State law bars people from carrying guns in most government buildings, but Republicans on a Senate panel Thursday backed a proposal that would allow people to sue the government for damages if a shooting occurs in a “gun-free zone.”