Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and wrestling magnate Linda McMahon might make a funny trio for the setup of a joke, but what they actually have in common is their outsized funding of Arizona’s 2014 campaign season.
PHOENIX - Evan Wyloge, an award-winning investigative reporter and new media specialist, is joining the staff of the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting as a senior reporter. This marks a significant milestone for AZCIR as it works to establish the nonprofit...
The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, a statewide nonprofit investigative journalism organization, has received a $100,000 grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. The grant will help fund AZCIR’s daily operations and further develop its data analysis service for partner newsrooms and produce data-driven accountability journalism projects on important public policy issues.
Americans are twice as likely to die from turning guns on themselves as they are to be murdered with one. Now, gun shops and ranges are joining up with prevention specialists to try to prevent suicides. A national News21 analysis of 2012 data found 18,602 firearm suicides in 44 states compared with about 9,655 firearm homicides in 49 states.
After a steady recent expansion of gun rights in many states, including new laws enacted this year, more Americans can now carry guns in more places than ever before – restaurants, bars, public buildings, churches and some schools and colleges.
While the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) remains the only square inch of compromise between the nation’s divided gun camps, the costly federal program is failing to keep guns away from the dangerously mentally ill. This is despite at least $60 million in federal spending.
Gun violence is killing hundreds of young black men in Baton Rouge, La., Flint, Mich., and Camden, N.J. But mothers and brothers, cops and coaches are pushing back. News21 explores places around the country where gun homicides are most prevalent, and examines the underlying conditions and why the gun rights debate is largely irrelevant there.
Groups prepare to defend themselves against government interference with the “will of the people.” News21 profiles the most militant gun rights activists who believe strongly that they need to protect themselves against those they fear will take away their guns and freedoms.
No one knows how many teachers are armed, but the debate is at full volume: Does it protect children from shootings by intruders or put them at risk of classroom accidents? A number of states and school districts – from Utah and Texas to Tennessee and Georgia – allow principals, teachers and other school personnel to carry guns in K-12 schools.
Connecticut and Arizona have responded in dramatically opposite ways to the 2012 Newtown and 2011 Tucson shootings. The activist gun control campaigning behind Connecticut’s rapid enactment of one of the nation’s strictest package of gun laws contrasts sharply with the activist Second Amendment pressure behind continuing expansion of gun rights laws in Arizona, already the number one place to live for a gun owner, according to Guns and Ammo magazine.