Stories tagged: "gun violence"


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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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‘Tucson Never Stops Fighting’: 10 Years Later, Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly and Other Arizonans Reflect on Fatal Shooting

In 2011, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot during an event in southern Arizona, just outside of Tucson.

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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 Gun Safety Advocates Endorse Biden’s Plan

Advocates like former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords are applauding Biden’s plan to end gun violence, which he calls a “public health epidemic.”

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Westgate Shooting Suspect: What We Know So Far

Glendale police said Wednesday night that three people were shot at the Westgate Entertainment District. A suspect was in custody.

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The Gun Lobby Is Profiting Off Your Coronavirus Fears and Putting Kids at Risk

The president of the American Federation of Teachers, along with a member who is a Sandy Hook shooting survivor, discuss how our new reality raises the stakes on the epidemic of gun violence in communities.

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Moment of Silence Held to Honor Victims of 2011 Tucson Mass Shooting

"A despicable act of violence that shocked the nation." The House honors 19 Tucson mass shooting victims on 9th anniversary.