On the second anniversary of the Tucson massacre, one Arizona lawmaker wasn’t going to let the city get away with what he called a “do-gooder, touchy-feely” gun buyback. So he held his own rival event. To buy guns for his own collection.
Nick Martin is an associate editor at TPM in New York City. He came to the site in 2011 as a reporter for TPMMuckraker. Previously, he worked in Arizona, first as a staff reporter for a local newspaper and later as a freelance journalist. He also ran the news blog Heat City. Contact him: nick [at] talkingpointsmemo.com