Gun Control

3:03am

Fri February 27, 2015
U.S.

Colorado Pushes For Concealed Guns In K-12 Schools

Originally published on Fri February 27, 2015 5:42 am

Colorado educators take part in a concealed carry course in Englewood, Colo., on Nov. 8. The course is open to all state school employees. Participants who complete the training are eligible to apply for a permit to carry a handgun.
MATTHEW STAVER Landov

Patrick Neville was a 15-year-old sophomore at Columbine High School in 1999. He was on his way to a fast food lunch when the shooting started.

Two students, armed with guns and pipe bombs, had stormed the Colorado school, on their way to killing one teacher and 12 students — some were Neville's friends.

Neville, now a Colorado state representative, says many of Columbine's teachers and faculty acted heroically that day.

But, he says, "I truly believe that had some of them had the legal authority to be armed, more of my friends might be with me today."

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8:45am

Sun September 28, 2014
Shooting Deaths

FBI: Shooting Incidents Rising Nationwide

Active shootings have been steadily inclining since 2000.
Credit Federal Bureau of Investigation - 2014

Mass shootings in public places have been increasing in frequency and severity over the past decade, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation compiled 160 incidents spread out through 40 states. Colorado stands out when compared to neighboring states.

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4:15am

Mon March 31, 2014
Law

Amid Pushback, Colorado Gun Control Measure Goes On Trial

Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 11:21 am

It's a legal battle that is far from over. In 2013, Sheriff John Cooke (left) and other sheriffs in Colorado filed a federal civil lawsuit objecting to two gun control bills, saying they violate the Second Amendment. This week a crucial gun control measure goes to trial.
Brennan Linsley AP

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.

Sullivan is convinced that if Colorado's ban on high-capacity magazines had been in effect, his son Alex may have had a chance.

"It was one second, and the next second he was dead," Sullivan says. "That was because of the high-capacity magazines."

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10:56am

Tue February 4, 2014
Politics

Colorado Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal

Jim Hill KUNC

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.

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1:59pm

Fri January 31, 2014
Gun Control

Gun Control To Once Again Be Debated By Colo. Lawmakers

Protesters at the capitol in 2013 during the gun control debates.
Credit Bente Birkeland

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.

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