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New Arizona law requires guns 'bought back' to be sold again

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Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a measure requiring cities and counties that participate in gun buyback programs to resell the guns, rather than destroy them.

Ms. Brewer’s office says it received almost 2,000 letters, emails or phone calls about the bill, with just 25 opposed, The Associated Press reported.


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Proponents say localities were trying to get around a 2010 law, recently tightened, requiring police to sell firearms to licensed dealers, while opponents say it undermines people trying to bring weapons to buyback programs to keep them away from people who shouldn’t have them, like criminals.

Ms. Brewer also signed into law on Monday a measure that bans localities from maintaining any information about people who buy or sell guns.

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