Gun Control

2:59pm

Thu March 21, 2013
Shots - Health News

Colorado Doctors Treating Gunshot Victims Differ On Gun Politics

Originally published on Fri March 22, 2013 1:29 pm

Chris Colwell, director of emergency medicine at Denver Health, has treated victims from two of the deadliest mass shootings in the U.S. He says he's deeply disturbed by how easy it is to get guns.
Barry Gutierrez for NPR

In Colorado, more people die from gunshots than car crashes. And that has a profound effect on the people on the front lines who treat gunshot victims.

Chris Colwell is an emergency room doctor in Denver, and says he sees gun violence victims on a weekly basis. When those cases are fatal, they are hard for him to forget.

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12:12pm

Thu March 21, 2013
The Two-Way

John Lennon's Bloodied Glasses Used In Plea On Gun Violence

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 8:36 pm

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono, the widow of slain Beatle John Lennon, has weighed in on the issue of gun control by tweeting a photo of the blood-spattered eyeglasses worn by the legendary musician when he was fatally shot by a deranged fan more than three decades ago.

Her tweet, on the 44th anniversary of the couple's marriage:

"Over 1,057,000 people have been killed by guns in the USA since John Lennon was shot and killed on 8 Dec 1980."

In a series of follow-up tweets:

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5:53pm

Wed March 20, 2013
Politics

Strong Words, Somber Mood At The Capitol Following Gun Bills Signature, Clements Shooting

Governor John Hickenlooper speaks after signing a gun bill earlier Wednesday
Credit Bente Birkeland

Governor John Hickenlooper signed a trio of gun control bills Wednesday, just hours after news broke that Colorado’s top corrections officer had been gunned down in his home.

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3:00pm

Wed March 20, 2013
It's All Politics

Administration Still Fighting For Assault Weapons Ban, Biden Says

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 10:00 am

Vice President Biden at a December 2012 meeting of police chiefs on gun control, held in Washington, D.C.
Carolyn Kaster AP

Vice President Joe Biden told All Things Considered co-host Melissa Block in an interview Wednesday that he and the Obama administration plan to continue to fight for a ban on assault weapons to be included in a larger bill in Congress.

That despite signs that such a ban doesn't have enough support, even from members of Biden's own party, to make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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10:11am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Hickenlooper Signs 'Landmark' Restriction On Guns Into Law

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Denver on Wednesday.
Ed Andrieski AP

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that bans high-capacity magazines and calls for background checks on private and online sales of guns.

Hickenlooper signed the bill exactly eight months after a gunman opened fire in a suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 and injuring another 70.

The Denver Post reports:

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