Ariz. court to consider gun advertising issue

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Ariz. court to consider gun advertising issue

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PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona appellate court is considering whether Phoenix violated a gun-rights activist's constitutional rights by removing his bus-stop ads that said that "guns save lives."

A trial judge ruled last year that the city can limit advertising on its property by only allowing commercial advertising and has a reasonable policy to do that.

Alan Korwin's lawyers argue that the city is trampling on his free-speech rights.

The Arizona Republic ( ) reports that Korwin is being represented in the case by Goldwater Institute, a conservative government-watchdog group.

His position also is also drawing support from the Arizona branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Its legal brief cites Korwin's rights under the Arizona Constitution and urges the Court of Appeals to overturn Phoenix's policy.

That court will hear arguments Tuesday.

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