Gun Control

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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4:30am

Thu December 26, 2013
It's All Politics

Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 8:13 pm

Supporters for gun rights gather outside the National Shooting Sports Foundation headquarters in Newtown, Conn., on March 28.
Jessica Hill AP

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.

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.

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9:13am

Thu December 19, 2013
Politics

Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws

A sign of the intense debate, gun advocates wait outside the capitol's largest hearing room because the room is full, March 4, 2013.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

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