Aurora Theater Shooting http://www.kunc.org en Charting The Course For Colorado Mental Health At The Capitol http://www.kunc.org/post/charting-course-colorado-mental-health-capitol <p>Mental health became a top priority for some Colorado lawmakers following the Aurora theater shootings and the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The state made a large investment in mental health services during the 2013 session, but there have been setbacks since.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:00:30 +0000 Bente Birkeland 56514 at http://www.kunc.org Charting The Course For Colorado Mental Health At The Capitol Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial http://www.kunc.org/post/amid-pushback-colorado-gun-control-measure-goes-trial Tom Sullivan never thought much about guns or gun control — until his son was killed in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater shooting. The gunman wielded a rifle with a 100-round magazine.<p>Sullivan is convinced that if Colorado's ban on high-capacity magazines had been in effect, his son Alex may have had a chance.<p>"It was one second, and the next second he was dead," Sullivan says. "That was because of the high-capacity magazines."<p>After the Aurora shooting, Sullivan turned to activism. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:15:00 +0000 55054 at http://www.kunc.org Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial Future Unclear, Colorado's Mental Health Initiative Is Stalled By Suit http://www.kunc.org/post/future-unclear-colorados-mental-health-initiative-stalled-suit <p>Tom Sullivan knows the value of getting treatment for mental health problems. His son Alex was killed in the Aurora theater massacre in 2012, the victim of a man who seemed to think he was the Joker in a Batman movie.</p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 54583 at http://www.kunc.org Future Unclear, Colorado's Mental Health Initiative Is Stalled By Suit After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever http://www.kunc.org/post/after-fight-over-colo-gun-laws-two-sides-dug-ever John Morse was president of the Colorado Senate until September, when he became the first elected official recalled in the state's history.<p>Three months later, he's climbing the rotunda steps of the gold-domed Capitol building — his office for seven years. He hasn't been here since October. Gazing up at the dome, he says, "This is one of my favorite things to do. That's my version of smelling the roses."<p>Morse's political career ended over the gun bills he pushed through these chambers eight months ago. But he says he would do it all again.<p>"I have zero regrets," he says. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Kirk Siegler 52732 at http://www.kunc.org After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever A Year After Aurora Shooting, Alleged Shooter's Case Drags On http://www.kunc.org/post/year-after-aurora-shooting-alleged-shooters-case-drags One year ago, a hail of gunfire interrupted a midnight screening of the Batman film <em>The Dark Knight Rises</em> in Aurora, Colo., sending theatergoers scrambling for cover. Twelve people were killed and 70 others wounded in the mass shooting.<p>The city of Aurora on Saturday was holding a day of remembrance to honor the victims, beginning with a community gathering on the lawn outside the city's municipal center. Also planned was a short ceremony of songs and prayers and remarks by Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Gov. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:33:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47341 at http://www.kunc.org A Year After Aurora Shooting, Alleged Shooter's Case Drags On