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Arizona Trooper's Life Saved By Armed Citizen

Arizona Trooper’s Life Saved By Armed Citizen

One Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper owes his life to an armed citizen after a being ambushed and shot on the side of Interstate 10 early Thursday morning. The 27 year veteran trooper, identified as Edward Anderson, was responding to reports of shots fired at a motorist’s car. The driver of that vehicle said…

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Arizona Private Schools Can Allow Guns on Campus

Arizona Private Schools Can Allow Guns on Campus

You know one of the great things about private schools? They aren't always tied down with the same bureaucratic nonsense that public schools are. In Arizona’s case, this means that private elementary, middle and high schools can allow guns on campus. This news comes from Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who released a legal opinion…

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Don't Pull Your Gun in an Argument...Like This Woman

Don’t Pull Your Gun in an Argument…Like This Woman

Here's a quick lesson on what NOT to do in an argument. A resident of Youngstown, OH, Tonya Woolensack, was charged with felony tampering with evidence and misdemeanor counts of aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon after brandishing her pistol during an argument in Boardman Park. A man was walking with his girlfriend and his…

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Tax Credit for Getting a Concealed Carry Permit?

Tax Credit for Getting a Concealed Carry Permit? [UPDATED]

UPDATE: The House was initially going to discuss this next Monday but decided to hear the measure. It has passed on a 5-4 vote. On Monday,  February 15th, Arizona House panel will be debating a bill sponsored by Rep. Steve Montenegro of Litchfield Park that would create the first of its kind, dollar for dollar…

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Arizona Lawmaker Seeks Campus CCW Law

Arizona Lawmaker Seeks Campus CCW Law

Arizona State Representative Sonny Borrelli, R-Bullhead City has introduced a bill to the House that would allow students, faculty, and staff at all public universities, colleges and community colleges to carry a concealed handgun on campus if they posses the appropriate permit.  The proposed law, HB 2072, has several co-sponsors all of whom are listed…

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One More Example Why You Should Always Use a Holster

One More Example Why You Should Always Use a Holster

We hear about these incidents every so often. Guy has gun. Guy has no holster. Guy puts gun into pants. Guy shoots himself. Just this week a man in Phoenix, AZ was walking to a store with his girlfriend and decided to "secure" her pink handgun in the front of his pants. He had a negligent discharge…

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AZ Senator Points Loaded Gun at Reporter

Arizona Senator Points Loaded Gun at Reporter

A gun-toting Arizona state senator is on the defensive, drawing criticism after reports emerged that she pointed her raspberry-pink semi-automatic pistol at a reporter while demonstrating its laser sight during a recent interview. It's not the first time that Republican Sen. Lori Klein of Anthem has made headlines in connection with a personal weapon. In…

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Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation ‘Fast and Furious’ Tell their Story

Four ATF Agents Working on Controversial Operation Fast and Furious Tell their Story

Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today released a report, “The Department of Justice’s Operation Fast and Furious: Accounts of ATF Agents.”  The report includes testimony from four Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents offering firsthand accounts about the…

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Investigators Land in Arizona for “Gunwalker” Probe

CBS News has learned that House and Senate investigators have descended upon Arizona for their probe into the so-called "Gunwalker" scandal. They're gathering interviews from witnesses, including ATF insiders and area gun shop owners. Sources tell CBS News the congressional investigators are frustrated by what they view as across-the-board stonewalling by government agencies which have…

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Arizona House OKs Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

Arizona House OKs Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

The Arizona House gave final approval to a measure that will allow guns on college campuses, although it doesn't go so far as to allow them inside buildings or classrooms. Senate Bill 1467 passed 33-24, with several Republicans and all present Democrats voting against the measure. The final version of the bill requires state community…

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