The issue: Liberal gun control laws in Arizona endanger the public’s safety.
Our stance: Lawmakers must reevaluate state gun control laws.
The shooting at a Tucson Safeway Saturday, Jan. 18 was a wake up call for state lawmakers.
Six people were killed and a total of 13 people were injured in the attack, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who remains in stable condition as of The Roundup print deadline of Feb. 22, and is currently recovering from a gunshot to the head.
Not only was the shooting tragic and devastating, but it was also a much needed wake-up call that Arizona gun control laws are simply too lax and need to be adjusted.
Currently, the state constitution reads: “The right of the individual citizen to bear arms in defense of himself or the State shall not be impaired.”