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Gun Control

EXPLAINER: How states are seeking to loosen controls on guns

Mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado that left at least 18 people dead since last week are reigniting calls from gun control advocates for tighter restrictions on buying firearms and ammunition. But with Democrats in control of the federal government, gun rights advocates have been persuading Republican-run state legislatures to go the other way, making

Arizona Today with Lyle Rapacki

Arizona Today: Arizona’s Forensic Audit Update

Dr. Rapacki updates viewers on the status of Arizona State Senate’s audit of Maricopa County ballots. An “outside” forensic audit team is being retained, and procedures are being established to ensure the accuracy and transparency of the recount.

State

Gun sales hit record in 2020, driven by pandemic, protests, politics

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 been performed in the state through November, well over

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