Arizona state Representative Jay Lawrence is apologizing for saying that black and Hispanic communities "are better armed than the police officers who are supposed to be controlling them" and that they "have firearms galore."

Mormon Leaders Change Rules Against Guns in Church

Aug 27, 2019
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Leaders with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are promoting a policy that prohibits people from bringing guns and all lethal weapons onto church property.


A man accused of stealing $650,000 from a Payson casino during a robbery last summer was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for a related firearms conviction.

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Firearms use by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and agents is declining, and less-lethal force is also down, according to data obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The decrease comes as fewer people are crossing the border illegally and after the agency overhauled how force should be deployed at the border.

The Arizona House has voted to let adults leave loaded guns in their vehicles on school grounds.