Tucson to pay state $100,000 after gun destruction case loss

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PHOENIX (AP) -

The city of Tucson has agreed to pay the Arizona attorney general's office $100,000 to cover the state's costs of prosecuting a case where it alleged the city was likely violating state law by destroying seized firearms.

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The agreement released Wednesday comes about a month after the Arizona Supreme Court sided with the state. The court ruled that a Tucson gun destruction ordinance conflicts with a state law requiring municipalities to sell guns that come into their possession.

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The court said the city would be responsible for the attorney general's reasonable attorney fees. The city and state agreed to settle for a $100,000 payment.

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The case was the first test of a 2016 law passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature targeting cities that adopt laws conflicting with those it passes.

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