Safety


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For Survivors of the Jan. 8 Tucson Shooting, Every Week Is National Gun Violence Survivors Week

By early February, the United States has more gun deaths per capita than other developed nations see during the entire year. Pam Simon wears a gold necklace around her neck in memory of 9-year-old Christina-Taylor Green. Green was the youngest victim of the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting at a Safeway just outside Tucson that would...

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Republicans Want to Gut Arizona Cities That Cut Police Budgets

Under HB2310, any city or county that cuts the budgets of their police agency by 10% or more would lose the same amount in state funding.

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Arizona Law Enforcement Braces for Demonstrations Ahead of Inauguration Day

The FBI said they have not received any “specific and substantiated” threats in the days leading to Biden’s inauguration.

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Arizona Hate Crimes Spiked in 2019; Experts Fear 2020 Could Be Worse

Hate crimes in Arizona bounced back in 2019 after a sharp drop the year before, and advocates say they fear the numbers are only going to continue to rise when the tumult of 2020 is reported.

Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. The demonstration turned violent and deadly. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
What Is the 25th Amendment and Why Are Folks Calling for It to Be Invoked After the Capitol Chaos?

“I don’t know where his Cabinet has been all this time, but it’s long overdue for the 25th Amendment because this man is no longer capable of serving the United States of America."

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AZ Gun Sales Hit Record in 2020, Driven by Pandemic, Protests, and Politics

The Arizona spike is part of a nationwide increase Background checks for gun purchases in Arizona hit their highest level ever in 2020, driven by an unprecedented convergence of a pandemic, a summer of national unrest, and a presidential election, experts said. With a month left to go in the year, 610,911 background checks had...

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Arizona Has Some of the Least Restrictive Gun Laws in the Country. But There Are Still Some Rules.

Arizona ranked seventh for the number of registered guns per state and some counties have even declared themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Arizona has some of the least restrictive gun laws in the U.S., one of three countries that consider gun ownership a constitutional right. Consider this data: Americans own more than 390 million guns –...