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Four firearms-related bills have received initial approval this week from the Arizona state legislature. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, one of those bills would legalize some weapons and accessories currently outlawed.

Gov. Brewer Vetoes Gun Bill

Apr 23, 2014

Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have allowed some people to bring their guns into public buildings. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

State Senate Poised to Approve Gun Expansion Bill

Apr 16, 2014

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.

State House Votes to Further Criminalize Gun Theft

Mar 14, 2014

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.

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.

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.

State House Panel Votes to Arm One Person Per School

Feb 27, 2014

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.

Lawmaker Wants to Protect Scofflaws

Jan 22, 2013

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

Obama's Gun Plan Could Impact Weapons Trafficking

Jan 17, 2013

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.

Governor Sets Limits on Guns in Public Schools

Jan 10, 2013
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Gov. Jan Brewer said today she does not want armed teachers, principals and volunteers in public schools.