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Supreme Court delays gun destruction policy decision

Posted at 9:12 AM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 11:12:19-05
A new development in the dispute between state lawmakers and the city of Tucson for its gun-destruction policy.
The Arizona Supreme Court was expected to make a decision on the case last night, but instead it has delayed it.
Judges say they need more information from lawyers before deciding whether Tucson's policy violates the law. Currently, Tucson has an ordinance instructing police to destroy guns that come into it's possession.
The court was asked to consider whether or not Tucson is violating a state law banning the destruction of guns seized by police. Judges say they are not sure they have the right to rule on the complaint that the Tucson policy violates a state law requiring all operable weapons found or seized by police to be *sold.
However, the city says the 2016 law unconstitutionally infringes on local rights. Meanwhile, the court has asked both sides to file appeals by the end of the week.
If the supreme court rules against Tucson, it could lose more than $170 million in shared revenue.