January 9, 2011
The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has sparked an inevitable debate about gun control.
Arizona has few restrictions on gun purchases and gun ownership. Giffords, a Democrat, was a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
“Gun laws have to be examined,” Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. He said that “doesn’t mean denying guns” but reviewing how they become accessible.
It is not clear how alleged Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner obtained a 9mm Glock pistol with “extended magazine” that law enforcement say was used in Saturday’s rampage.