Arizona Supreme Court Sides With State in Gun Dispute With Tucson

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the City of Tucson no longer can destroy firearms that were confiscated by police or turned in by citizens. The court said the City's 2005 ordinance that allows the Tucson Police Department to destroy the guns contradicts state laws, including 2013 legislation that says if police seize or acquire guns, they must sell them to licensed firearms dealers.

City officials say they will abide by the ruling, but a specific date for the Mayor and Tucson City Council to rescind its gun destruction ordinance has not yet been scheduled. The City of Tucson halted its practice of destroying confiscated guns several months ago, deciding to wait until the legal case had been resolved.

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