Gun Control http://www.kunc.org en 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 Colorado Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal http://www.kunc.org/post/colorado-democrats-strike-down-background-check-repeal <p>The gun debate that riveted the state capitol in 2013, once again took center stage Monday. Fewer people came to the capitol to testify on a key gun bill than the last round, but emotions were still strong.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:56:43 +0000 Bente Birkeland 53848 at http://www.kunc.org Colorado Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal Gun Control To Once Again Be Debated By Colo. Lawmakers http://www.kunc.org/post/gun-control-once-again-be-debated-colo-lawmakers <p>After dominating last year’s legislative session state lawmakers are once again beginning to debate the issue of guns. Republicans are taking the lead this time around, trying to repeal many Democratic bills including stepped up background checks.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:59:19 +0000 Bente Birkeland 53779 at http://www.kunc.org Gun Control To Once Again Be Debated By Colo. Lawmakers Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success http://www.kunc.org/post/gun-control-lobby-takes-note-oppositions-success For gun control advocates hoping to see federal gun laws tighten after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., 2013 was a disheartening year. A narrow provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate.<p>For gun rights activists, the death of that legislation proved once more their single-issue intensity and decades-long grass-roots organizing were enough to prevail. Those are also valuable lessons for their opponents.<p><strong>A 'Voice' For Lost Children</strong><p>It may have been the year gun control legislation collapsed in the Senate, but Shundra Robinson is grateful for 2013. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 53064 at http://www.kunc.org Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws http://www.kunc.org/post/following-arapahoe-lawmakers-reflect-gun-laws <p>Once again, Colorado lawmakers are heading into a legislative session following a school shooting.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:13:59 +0000 Bente Birkeland 52925 at http://www.kunc.org Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws