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The term “assault rifle” is a misleading term. It is being applied to rifles owned by law abiding civilians simply because they “look” similar to those used by the military.
In what was called an “unsettling” find, federal agents uncovered a huge cache of assault weapons Saturday morning in a Gilbert storage locker and believe it belongs to a man with a history of threatening police.
Gilbert Police load guns into the back of a vehicle after confiscating them from storage unit at a Public Storage facility in Gilbert.
The seized weapons add to a number of similar illegal guns that ATF agents have recently uncovered in the area.
The orders are in. Guns are packed and ready to be shipped. A 10-year federal assault weapons ban ended at midnight Monday, allowing people to buy and sell militarystyle assault rifles and pistols starting at 12:01 a.m. today.
AJI Sporting Goods owner Jeff Serdy shows the Bushmaster AR-15 on the right, which has always been legal, while the one on the left was illegal because it has a retractable stock, bayonet lug and flash suppressor.
Phoenix police officers are getting mandatory training on 80 new AR-15 Bushmaster assault rifles.
PHOENIX - Arizona's three university police departments are arming themselves with assault-style rifles, officials said.
Phoenix police are searching for four men in the gunning down of a 17-year-old boy with an assault rifle Saturday.
PHOENIX — Military-style semiautomatic rifles have been used in at least four high-profile shootings in the past year. Bushmaster variations of the weapon have been used in two recent attacks, including the Newtown, Conn., school shootings and the Christmas Eve ambush slayings of two New York firefighters. While commonly called the AR-15, Colt and Armalite have been the only companies to make weapons by that specific name. Many other manufacturers, however, now sell similar versions of the rifle largely styled after the military's fully automatic M-16.
A man carrying a rifle and walking down a Tempe street around midnight Friday was taken into custody after he pointed the weapon at an officer, Tempe police said.
A Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputy wounded a 38-year-old woman Monday after she pointed a rifle at him, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Eric James Coulter was found guilty of manslaughter Monday for fatally shooting his girlfriend, Monique Cota, in Chandler.
Gilbert police arrested a man Tuesday accused of beating a woman and threatening to set her on fire.
WASHINGTON - As the clock counts down on the decadeold ban on selling and buying assault-style weapons, phones have begun ringing off the hook at ArmaLite. Customers want to know when the newly outfitted AR-15 rifle will be ready.
Gunsmith Justin Davis of the Boise Gun Co. holds a Ruger mini-14 rifle at the company\'s headquarters in Garden City, Idaho, Thursday.
BOISE, Idaho - The expiration Monday of a 10-year federal ban on assault weapons means firearms like TEC-9s can now be legally bought - a development that has critics upset and gun owners pleased.
With the expiration Monday night of a ban on certain types of weapons styled as “assault weapons,” a few politicians and gun-control activists have been shedding crocodile tears, but ordinary Americans can save their tears.
A man who Mesa police say pointed an AR-15 rifle at two people during a disturbance at an apartment complex, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault after a brief stand-off on Saturday.
Mr. Butcher’s assault on Mr. McClellan, an advocate of the one-cent sales tax increase, is a collection of irrelevancies masquerading as a logical presentation against the sales tax increase. Of course the Arizona Education Association and many others support an increase in public school funding. That’s hardly a lethal argument. Does the NRA support various gun laws? Wow, that’s shocking!
The night of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., Ahwatukee Foothills mom and lawyer Ellen Davis had enough.
Owner Ron Sega shows an AR-15 assault rifle for sale at Guns Etc. in Chandler. He said sales are up of late in large part because of buyers' concerns about the potential for new gun laws in President Barack Obama's second term.
ST. LOUIS — An employee of a St. Louis manufacturing plant walked in with an assault rifle and a handgun on Thursday morning and opened fire, killing at least three people and wounding five others, authorities said.
ARMED TO THE TEETH: Standing in front of their store, American Spirit Arms in Scottsdale, Mikael Neal, left, Joe Sirochman and Alan Turberville hold semiautomatic AR-15 assault rifles. Gun sales have jumped since the election of Barack Obama.