Arizona Attorney General

Mark Brnovich



Arizona Supreme Court to Hear Tucson Gun Case


The Arizona Supreme Court has announced that they will hear the Arizona Attorney General’s Office 1487 challenge to the City of Tucson’s gun ordinance. Oral argument will be held at 10:45 a.m. on February 28, 2017, at the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. The Court will address the following issues:

(1) Is the Court’s jurisdiction under A.R.S. § 41-194.01(B) mandatory or discretionary and, if the latter, should the Court accept jurisdiction?

(2) Do either A.R.S. §§ 41-194.01(A) or (B)(2) violate Arizona’s Constitution?

(3) Are the bond provisions of A.R.S. § 41-194.01(B)(2) mandatory or discretionary?

(4) Are the provisions of A.R.S. § 41-194.01 severable?

(5) Under Article XIII, section 2, of the Arizona Constitution, does Tucson City Code § 2-142 supersede inconsistent provisions in A.R.S. § 12-945(B) and § 13-3108(F)?

(6) If Tucson City Code § 2-142 does not supersede and therefore violates conflicting provisions of state law, would appropriate relief include an order instructing the State Treasurer to withhold and redistribute certain state-shared monies from the City if the City does not resolve the violation within a specified time?