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One Month After the Giffords Shooting, AZ Moves to Honor "Official State Gun"

Arizona lawmakers have teamed up behind a bill that seeks to give Arizona an "official state firearm."

A little more than a month after United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head in her home state of Arizona, state lawmakers in Phoenix are set to pass a new gun law—though it's probably not the kind of gun law you would expect.

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Horrifying Video: Watch This (Fake) Criminal Buy Handguns with Ease in Arizona

Watch a team of investigators easily obtain handguns in Phoenix just two weeks after a crazed gunman killed six people in nearby Tucson, Arizona.

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Just two weeks after the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona, that left six dead and many more wounded, a private investigatorial team sponsored by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg went into a gun show in Phoenix and tried to buy handguns while skirting the system of checks and balances that attempt to keep criminals dispossessed of weapons. What they found is that it was amazingly easy to acquire lethal weapons, even after outright telling gun sellers that they probably couldn't pass a background check.

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Places Jared Loughner Wouldn't Have Been Able to Own His Gun, and Why

In many countries and states, Jared Loughner wouldn't have been able to legally own the gun he used to allegedly kill six people. Here's why.


On November 30, 2010, in Tucson, Arizona, suspected gunman Jared Loughner was able to buy a Glock 19 semiautomatic handgun, which he then outfitted with a special extended magazine that afforded him 18 more bullets than a standard magazine would have. In light of Saturday’s massacre, we thought we would remind you of the places Loughner wouldn’t have been able to legally buy a gun, and why.

Brazil: You have to be 25 years old to buy a gun in Brazil, and it’s illegal for civilians to carry guns outside their homes.

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White Guy Shooting = Crazy; Brown Guy Shooting = Terrorist Why Is Nobody Calling Jared Loughner a Terrorist?

Few people are willing to call Jared Loughner a terrorist, but the media coverage was quite different when a Muslim man attacked Fort Hood.

Jared Lee Loughner allegedly tried to assassinate Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a meeting with constituents in Tucson, Arizona, on Saturday. In the wake of the attack, the 22-year-old Loughner has been called everything from “crazed” to “unhinged.” What he’s not been called, however, at least by the media, is a terrorist.

According to the United States Law Code, terrorism is “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents.” New evidence alleges that Loughner possibly planned for years to assassinate Giffords, a prominent politician. Sounds a lot like terrorism to me. But a whole host of major media outlets seem to disagree.

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