Activists, Democratic Lawmakers Push Gun Bills

Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:43pm

Student activists and Democratic Arizona lawmakers and calling on the Republican-controlled legislature to act on stalled legislation designed to curb gun violence.

Those attending Monday's news conference at the state capitol include a student organizer of the planned March 24 "March for Our Lives" rally in Phoenix. High school junior Jordan Harb of Mesa said Republicans who control the state legislature have failed to heed the warnings from students and take action to protect them from violence.

The march was sparked by the Feb. 14 school shooting in Florida that killed 17 students and staff. Harb said students planned to walk out of school on Wednesday.

Four Democratic gun bills haven't received hearings during this year's legislation session. Republican Gov. Doug Ducey is working on school safety proposals but has not sought action on the stalled bills.

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