Local groups talk gun control during Domestic Violence Awar - Tucson News Now

Local groups talk gun control during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • UPDATE: Two dead after hit and run on Tucson's east side

    UPDATE: Two dead after hit and run on Tucson's east side

    Sunday, July 15 2018 10:16 PM EDT2018-07-16 02:16:36 GMT
    Police responded to the deadly crash scene early Sunday morning (Source: Sgt. Pete Dugan).Police responded to the deadly crash scene early Sunday morning (Source: Sgt. Pete Dugan).

    A fatal hit-and-run collision involving two vehicles shut down the intersection of Speedway & Wilmot early Sunday morning.  

    A fatal hit-and-run collision involving two vehicles shut down the intersection of Speedway & Wilmot early Sunday morning.  

  • BREAKING: Inmates walk away from federal prison camp in Pima County

    BREAKING: Inmates walk away from federal prison camp in Pima County

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:09:18 GMT
    The inmates were discovered missing Sunday afternoon (Source: BOP).The inmates were discovered missing Sunday afternoon (Source: BOP).

    Two inmates escaped from a federal prison camp in Pima County Sunday afternoon, according to a release from the Federal Bureau of Prison. It stated the two men were discovered missing at approximately 3:40 in the afternoon. The minimum security facility, which is located on South Wilmot Road, currently houses 140 men, according to the release. Both escaped inmates are believed to have walked away from the facility. One has been identified as Osar Delgado, a 32-year-old white guy w...

    Two inmates escaped from a federal prison camp in Pima County Sunday afternoon, according to a release from the Federal Bureau of Prison. It stated the two men were discovered missing at approximately 3:40 in the afternoon. The minimum security facility, which is located on South Wilmot Road, currently houses 140 men, according to the release. Both escaped inmates are believed to have walked away from the facility. One has been identified as Osar Delgado, a 32-year-old white guy w...

  • Police investigating deadly crash into home on Tucson's east side

    Police investigating deadly crash into home on Tucson's east side

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:16:30 GMT

    Tucson Police are investigating a deadly crash into a home on Tucson's east side. It happened at early Sunday morning at 2:30 A.M., off of 21st and Camino Seco.

    Tucson Police are investigating a deadly crash into a home on Tucson's east side. It happened at early Sunday morning at 2:30 A.M., off of 21st and Camino Seco.

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Another push for stronger gun control. But this time the focus is on women and domestic violence. It's part of a nationwide movement for "Domestic Violence Awareness" month.

The number nine could be seen everywhere in the room. It serves as a message, nine women are killed each week in the U.S. because of domestic violence involving a gun.

"Millions of women are victims, I am a domestic violence victim," Jocelyn Strauss, regional manager of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, said.

On Saturday organizers from "Moms Demand Action," political leaders and local residents filled the Midtown City Council Chamber all united for stronger gun control. Congressman Ron Barber talked about the loopholes in background checks.

"He or she could still buy one at a gun show, at a flea market, on the internet because no background checks are required," Barber said.

Gun rights advocate Tom Rompel argues there are already too many gun laws on the books.

"If someone's [intent] on killing somebody they'll find a way to do it. When they get emotionally charged about something and they act out, in a violent manner toward their spouse, there's no law that's going to stop them," Rompel said.

Instead, Rompel thinks more women need to be trained on how to protect themselves. Tucson Police say they get an average of nine thousand domestic violence calls a year and about 70 of those involve a gun. It's a problem Congressman Barber says he will fight to change.

"We're going to keep fighting and we're going to keep fighting along with the Moms Demand Action and all of the other people in our country who believe this has to change," Barber said.

Copyright 2013 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • ACTION DAY: Monsoon expected to bring storms Monday, Tuesday

    ACTION DAY: Monsoon expected to bring storms Monday, Tuesday

    Monday, July 16 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-07-16 12:22:00 GMT
    (Source: KOLD News 13)(Source: KOLD News 13)

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible for much of southern Arizona.

    Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible for much of southern Arizona.

  • LAST CALL: Patrons celebrate The Flycatcher final night before impending demolition

    LAST CALL: Patrons celebrate The Flycatcher final night before impending demolition

    Monday, July 16 2018 1:59 AM EDT2018-07-16 05:59:28 GMT

    There are memories in these mixes, with a hint of nostalgia for the Kallish twins. "You just taste your younger years. This is 21 in a drink," Erin Kallish said, sitting at the bar with her sister, Krista, as they sipped on a Grasshopper shot. It's the same drink they ordered, at the same venue, when they turned 21 years old in Tucson. On Sunday, July 15, they were visiting The Flycatcher one final time after years spent in that beloved bar. Compared to Randy Lopez, the ge...

    There are memories in these mixes, with a hint of nostalgia for the Kallish twins. "You just taste your younger years. This is 21 in a drink," Erin Kallish said, sitting at the bar with her sister, Krista, as they sipped on a Grasshopper shot. It's the same drink they ordered, at the same venue, when they turned 21 years old in Tucson. On Sunday, July 15, they were visit

  • BREAKING: Inmates walk away from federal prison camp in Pima County

    BREAKING: Inmates walk away from federal prison camp in Pima County

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:09 AM EDT2018-07-16 04:09:18 GMT
    The inmates were discovered missing Sunday afternoon (Source: BOP).The inmates were discovered missing Sunday afternoon (Source: BOP).

    Two inmates escaped from a federal prison camp in Pima County Sunday afternoon, according to a release from the Federal Bureau of Prison. It stated the two men were discovered missing at approximately 3:40 in the afternoon. The minimum security facility, which is located on South Wilmot Road, currently houses 140 men, according to the release. Both escaped inmates are believed to have walked away from the facility. One has been identified as Osar Delgado, a 32-year-old white guy w...

    Two inmates escaped from a federal prison camp in Pima County Sunday afternoon, according to a release from the Federal Bureau of Prison. It stated the two men were discovered missing at approximately 3:40 in the afternoon. The minimum security facility, which is located on South Wilmot Road, currently houses 140 men, according to the release. Both escaped inmates are believed to have walked away from the facility. One has been identified as Osar Delgado, a 32-year-old white guy w...

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Fake police officer busted after trying to pull over real deal

    Fake police officer busted after trying to pull over real deal

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:34 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:34:54 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 3:34 AM EDT2018-07-16 07:34:54 GMT
    Matthew Disbro, 44, told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these made it harder for them to do their jobs. (Source: Arizona DPS/KPHO/KTVK/CNN)Matthew Disbro, 44, told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these made it harder for them to do their jobs. (Source: Arizona DPS/KPHO/KTVK/CNN)

    The man told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these make it harder for them to do their jobs.

    The man told troopers he was just trying to protect the public, but law enforcement officers say actions like these make it harder for them to do their jobs.

  • Kidnapping victim escapes captors with help from cashier

    Kidnapping victim escapes captors with help from cashier

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:21:20 GMT
    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:41 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:41:29 GMT

    Deputies arrived with their guns drawn and stormed the store.

    Deputies arrived with their guns drawn and stormed the store.

  • Girl, 7, killed crossing highway to find dad help after alleged drunken crash

    Girl, 7, killed crossing highway to find dad help after alleged drunken crash

    Monday, July 16 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:01:17 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 7:01 AM EDT2018-07-16 11:01:17 GMT
    The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing charges of drunken driving and possibly further charges. (Source: WXYZ/CNN)The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing charges of drunken driving and possibly further charges. (Source: WXYZ/CNN)

    The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing a charge of drunken driving and possibly further charges.

    The girl’s father is now behind bars, facing a charge of drunken driving and possibly further charges.

Powered by Frankly