AZ in the top five for states with most gun violence

AZ in the top five for states with most gun violence

CREATED Apr 3, 2013

Reporter: Cory Marshall
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Arizona is in the top five for states with the most gun violence.  Arizona is ranked four out of all fifty states.

The new numbers come from the Center for American Progress. The group alongside several January 8th shooting survivors rallied to stop gun violence, pushing for tighter gun laws.

One speaker called gun violence a treatable epidemic, saying the solution is comprehensive background checks.

"Why are we even discussing this. Frankly, it makes me angry. Why should congress be debating this? It is absolutely common sense," said Pam Simon, a Tucson shooting survivor.

In that same study, Louisiana ranked number one is states with the most gun violence.

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