Leigh Paterson

Reporter, Guns and America Fellow

Leigh Paterson is a public radio reporter with Guns & America based at KUNC.

She had previously been making podcasts about human trafficking, marijuana edibles, and the Dakota Access pipeline protests.

Before that, she was an energy reporter, in both Colorado and Wyoming, a beat which she loves and misses.

Leigh got her start in journalism in TV news, living in Washington DC, traveling around the country as a producer and reporter.

Leigh Paterson / KUNC

As election day approaches, national gun violence prevention groups are spending big on the competitive race in Colorado's 6th Congressional District, and on other tight races across the country, in a push to make gun control a winning issue this year.

Courtesy of Niwot High School Boosters

The St. Vrain Valley School District has decided against a proposal to safely store long-range guns inside two schools to be used in emergency situations.

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In the latest in a string of legal battles over gun control, Rocky Mountain Guns Owners (RMGO), a pro-gun group, is challenging Colorado's large-capacity magazine ban in court.