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Uzi shooting by girl, 9, stirs debate over guns

Uzi shooting by girl, 9, stirs debate over guns

The death has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns

August 27, 2014 11:23 amLoading…
James Brady

James Brady

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington. Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reag…

August 04, 2014 3:44 pmLoading…
Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

Arizona House passes bill allowing guns in more public buildings

PHOENIX — Saying Arizonans have “God-given rights to defend themselves,” the state House voted Wednesday to let anyone bring a concealed weapon into many public buildings, as long as he or she has a permit.

March 12, 2014 4:30 pmLoading…
Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

Steve Kozachik: It's time to apply the public health model to gun related deaths

In the United States there are approximately as many firearms as inhabitants.

March 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Proposed law wants to make elected officials to pay for adopting illegal gun laws

A proposed state law would let gun owners sue city council members or county supervisors personally if those governments pass or try to enforce gun laws that are stricter than state law.

February 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Make parents responsible if kids get a hold of guns, Tucson lawmaker says

Make parents responsible if kids get a hold of guns, Tucson lawmaker says

A Tucson legislator wants to charge parents with a felony if their kid uses their gun to kill or injure someone.

February 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Kozachik to hold gun-reform forum

Gun-control talk may have waned recently, but one local elected official is determined to bring it back to the forefront to start 2014.

January 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

Joel Dvoskin: Gun Violence

I commend the Star for reprinting the Washington Post editorial on the need for research on accidental firearm deaths of children (“Info vital on scope of gun accidents involving kids,” Dec. 3).

December 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Guns offer the illusion of protection

A mass shooting — another mass shooting — hit the news this week, and any sense of shock is gone. Such rampant killing is no longer an anomaly. The disbelief has given way to inevitability. There is no sense of what the hell is happening to our world, no outrage that we have allowed a societ…

September 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Group offers weapons training for Utah teachers

SALT LAKE CITY — More than 200 Utah teachers are expected to pack a convention hall on Thursday for six hours of concealed-weapons training as organizers seek to arm more educators in the aftermath of the Connecticut school shooting.

December 26, 2012 1:45 pmLoading…
Fitz Blog: Light a candle

Fitz Blog: Light a candle

     First comes the tragedy. Then comes the shock and the news coverage and the funerals. And then comes the outraged pundits, the politicians and the gun lobbyists. And then the talk, talk, talk shows led by puppy-eyed hosts watched by a sobbing, hand-wringing nation. We will talk about wh…

December 17, 2012 11:45 amLoading…

Blog: Grijalva says it's time to stand up to gun rights activists

U.S. Congressman Raul Gríjalva, a Democrat from Tucson, says we can no longer allow ourselves to be "cowed" by absolutism when it comes to gun rights.

December 17, 2012 10:17 amLoading…

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