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State Capitol News
4:58 am
Wed April 16, 2014

State Senate Poised to Approve Gun Expansion Bill

Sen. Steve Gallardo
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More than 200,000 people who have state-issued permits to carry concealed weapons would be able to bring them into most public buildings under terms of a bill given preliminary Senate approval Tuesday. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
8:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

State House Votes to Further Criminalize Gun Theft

Rep. Brenda Barton says heightening gun-theft penalties is a preventative measure.
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It’s already a crime to take someone’s gun from them. But, that did not stop the state House Thursday from making it a double crime. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
10:24 am
Thu March 13, 2014

State House Votes to Permit Guns into Many Public Buildings

Rep. Victoria Steele opposes the bill that would allow guns in many public buildings in the state.
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The state House voted Wednesday to let anyone with a permit to carry a concealed weapon bring it into many public buildings. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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8:35 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Local Skepticism Regarding Armed School Employees

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A bill is going before the Arizona State Legislature that would allow schools to arm one employee with a gun. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan examines how the proposed legislation might impact school districts in northern Arizona.

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State Capitol News
8:29 am
Thu February 27, 2014

State House Panel Votes to Arm One Person Per School

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A House panel voted Wednesday to let schools designate one employee at each site to be able to have access to a gun. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
9:41 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Lawmaker Wants to Protect Scofflaws

A state legislator wants to provide legal cover for people who do not want to obey new federal gun laws and regulations.

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Fronteras
1:48 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Obama's Gun Plan Could Impact Weapons Trafficking

U.S. President Barack Obama signs a series of executive orders about the administration's new gun law proposals as children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence, (L-R) Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes and Grant Fritz, look on in the Eisenhower Executive Office building, on January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC.

President Barack Obama called for a series of laws and restrictions that would overhaul the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday. Some of those steps could have an impact on weapons trafficking across the border into Mexico.

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State Capitol News
2:33 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Governor Sets Limits on Guns in Public Schools

Governor Jan Brewer, September 5, 2012
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Gov. Jan Brewer said today she does not want armed teachers, principals and volunteers in public schools.

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State Capitol News
12:36 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

AZ Senate Democrat Wants to Ban High Capacity Gun Magazines

Bushmaster XM15-E2S M4 Style Carbine, straight out of the box
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Assistant Minority Leader Linda Lopez said Adam Lanza had a rifle with a 30-round capacity when he killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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State Capitol News
3:07 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

AZ House Democrat Proposes More Fees on Gun Sales

Licensed dealers have to do background checks on would-be buyers. But federal law exempts person-to-person sales. And that has been interpreted to include those at gun shows.

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