Arizona city takes aim at gun law

Arizona city takes aim at gun law

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Democratic Tucson Mayor Regina Romero is seen at the State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Officials in the city of Tucson plan to ignore Arizona’s new "Second Amendment sanctuary" law that bars state and local governments from enforcing certain federal gun regulations, possibly setting up a court fight as a growing number of cities and counties in the U.S. declare themselves similar firearm havens. The move by Mayor Romero and the City Council again puts Tucson and Republican-led state at odds over how to regulate gun sales and use. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) TUCSON, Ariz. — Officials in Tucson plan to ignore Arizona’s new "Second Amendment sanctuary" law that bars state and local governments from enforcing certain federal gun regulations, possibly setting up a court fight as a growing number of cities and counties in the United States declare themselves similar firearm havens. The move by Democratic Mayor Regina Romero and the City Council again puts Tucson and the Republican-led state at odds over how to regulate gun sales and use. The southern Arizona city has long tried to enforce gun laws stricter than the state’s, including mandating background checks for guns purchased on city property and destroying seized firearms. Over the years, those measures have been challenged after the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted laws barring the actions. The new action was taken after GOP Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill in April declaring that […]

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