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'they Have Firearms Galore' Lawmaker's Comments About Communities Of Color Draw Gasps

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

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An Arizona lawmaker told a forum on gun control last week that black and Hispanic communities are "better armed than the police officers who are supposed to be controlling them. " State Rep. Jay Lawrence, a Scottsdale Republican, walked back the comments when reached Thursday by The Arizona Republic.

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Arizona News Governor Ducey Renews Call For Redflag Law In Arizona Mark Phillips 713 abc15 Arizona

Sat, Aug 10, 2019

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PHOENIX — In 2018, and again this year, Governor Doug Ducey is working to pass a red-flag law. It was part of his school safety plan. The NRA supported it, but Republicans in the state legislature did not.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ralph Atchue on free speech

Sat, Jan 10, 2015

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To The Arizona Republic, Januarty 10, 2015Doug MacEachem really went over the line in his free speech slam of progressives. His remarks are as offensive as Lindsey Graham's blaming President Obama and Rush Limbaugh blaming Hilary Clinton for the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Standing in support of the right to free

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Arizona sheriffs assail costs of private prisons

Sun, Jan 12, 2014

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other Arizona sheriffs’ offices say the state is needlessly spending money to move inmates to a new private prison when they could be held in county facilities for millions of dollars less per year.

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Gun-control debates of past show political risks

Fri, Jan 18, 2013

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One of the driving forces behind the last federal ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines believes President Barack Obama and gun-control allies have a chance at getting an updated version passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn.Former Sen. Dennis DeConcini, D-Ariz., acknowledged

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Gun-friendly Arizona may feel bigger impact than other states

Thu, Jan 17, 2013

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If President Barack Obama’s proposed gun-control measures are enacted by Congress, the impact on firearms access and public safety may be more pronounced in Arizona than almost anywhere else in America, say experts on both sides of the debate.The Grand Canyon State is among the nation’s worst or best when

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Arizona Tied For Worst Gun Safety Laws In Us

Sat, May 7, 2011

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Arizona joined Utah and Alaska as having the worst gun safety laws in the nation, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Arizona voters OK gun control, poll says

Thu, Mar 3, 2011

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The Arizona Republicby Ronald J. Hansen A poll commissioned by the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns says that sizable majorities of Arizona voters support several specific gun-control measures, similar to findings in four other states that also were surveyed.Among the findings, 83 percent of the 600 registered voters polled in

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Sheriff could face recall for 'vitriol' comments after Tucson shooting

Sat, Jan 29, 2011

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Christian Science MonitorBy Lourdes Medrano, CorrespondentTucson, Ariz.Clarence Dupnik, the sheriff in Arizona’s Pima County, ignited a national firestorm with remarks about “vitriol” after the Jan. 8 mass shooting in Tucson. Now, several movements are afoot to oust Sheriff Dupnik from the office he has held for more than 30 years.

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Report: 10 states (including AZ) sell half of imported crime guns

Mon, Sep 27, 2010

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Arizona Capitol TimesBy the Associated PressNearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states, according to a report being released Monday by a mayors’ group.Those states accounted for nearly 21,000 guns connected to crimes in other states,

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