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Tucsonans join national push for universal background checks

Tucsonans join national push for universal background checks

Catholic Bishop Gerald Kicanas advocated passage of gun-control legislation at a gathering of like-minded people at a news conference held at South Tucson City Hall.

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Tucsonans join national push for universal background checks

Tucsonans join national push for universal background checks

Pam Simon, a survivor of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings, listens to speakers at the gathering on the National Day of Action to Reduce Gun Violence.

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Tucsonans join national push for universal background checks

Tucsonans join national push for universal background checks

In conjunction with activists across the country on the National Day of Action to Reduce Gun Violence, proponents of universal background checks for gun buyers Thursday launched a local effort to pass the legislation.

March 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Friends Sergio Arellano and Artemisa Gaxiola, both gun enthusiasts, work on their firearms at Gaxiola's apartment. Gaxiola recently purchased her revolver, and Arellano acquired his gun through a bankruptcy auction.

March 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

"The gun is not bad. It is how the person uses the gun," says Artemisa Gaxiola, whose gun and ammo are seen above.

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Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Will Latinos play a role in current gun debate?

Artemisa Gaxiola's pink .38-caliber revolver matches her necklace and makeup.

March 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rally urges Flake to back gun checks

Rally urges Flake to back gun checks

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Rally urges Flake to back gun checks

Rally urges Flake to back gun checks

Survivors of the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting and members of anti-gun violence organizations gathered Tuesday in front of Sen. Jeff Flake's Tucson office, a short distance from the grocery store where the shooting happened, to encourage the freshman senator to support proposed mandatory background…

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Giffords in TV ad urges background checks for all gun purchases

Giffords in TV ad urges background checks for all gun purchases

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing Tuesday in Arizona and Iowa.

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