A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.
The death has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns
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.
In the United States there are approximately as many firearms as inhabitants.
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.
A Tucson legislator wants to charge parents with a felony if their kid uses their gun to kill or injure someone.
Gun-control talk may have waned recently, but one local elected official is determined to bring it back to the forefront to start 2014.
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).
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…
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.
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…
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.