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Gun Safety At Center Of Arizona Gov. Ducey's Run For 2nd Term

With his official announcement to run for a second term as Arizona governor, Doug Ducey launched into his first "if-elected" promise to get guns out of potentially dangerous hands.

Gov. Ducey also claimed he needs a second term to complete his first election promise of tax reform.

But, it's his plan to let judges take away weapons that is setting up a showdown between him and his Republican gubernatorial opponent, former Secretary of State Ken Bennett.

"The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is one or more good guys that have a gun," Bennett announced on Monday as he laid out his idea for safer schools.

"That's what we should be focusing on to address these worst-case scenarios where you've got a crazed shooter shooting up a school," he said.

Ducey, however, said he wants to revisit his Severe Threat Orders of Protection proposal that lost support in the legislature last session.

"When I look at what happened in Florida, Kentucky, Texas and other instances, I want our law enforcement leaders and our mental health professionals to have a tool where they can be proactive in a dangerous situation," he said.

Bennett is choosing to run with public dollars this election cycle, capping his total donations well below a million dollars at $839,704.

Ducey has already collected more than $3 million for his campaign through private donations.

Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.