Democrats used a visit from the family of a Colorado movie-theater shooting victim to lament the status of gun bills in the Arizona Legislature.
Specifically, they complained that gun bills all point in the same direction: toward greater gun access. And the bills they've backed, which would curb that access, have not gone anywhere.
"When those bills are not allowed to go through the legislative process, there is no discussion," Rep. Randy Friese, D-Tucson, said.
He's frustrated that a bipartisan measure he helped sponsor, House Bill 2011, didn't get assigned to a committee for potential consideration. The bill called for creation of a study committee on public safety and violence.