Gun Control

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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.

The National Rifle Association has spent nearly $3 million so far in the 2018 election cycle. A big chunk of that change is centered on a race right here in the Mountain West.

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Underneath a blue sign reading “I will vote” in bold white print, 17-year-old Carlos “Carlitos” Rodriguez addressed a crowd in Littleton, Colorado about life since a former student shot and killed 17 of his peers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Update April 6, 2018: The Boulder City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would ban the sale and possession of so-called assault weapons. The Boulder Daily Camera reports nearly 150 people spoke for and against the proposal during a five-hour-long meeting Thursday evening.

This weekend, hundreds of thousands of teens are expected to march on Washington D.C. and around the country, calling for gun control. The Mountain West News Bureau spoke with two students in Montana and Wyoming who do not plan to march, and are worried gun control reform could change their way of life.

This Saturday, hundreds of thousands of people are expected at rallies for gun control across the country. And no one is speaking louder than those who inspired the rallies and who feel they have the most at stake: teens.

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Following last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the state is looking into ways to prevent further tragedy. For inspiration, they’ve turned to Colorado’s Safe2Tell program, a statewide bystander reporting program aimed at improving school safety.

The Safe2Tell app allows students to anonymously report concerns they have about classmates or school safety. The messages go to the Colorado State Patrol Communication Officers who follow-up with local school officials, mental health professionals or law enforcement.

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On Tuesday, hundreds of students from high schools in Fort Collins walked out of their classrooms to protest gun violence. A group from Poudre High School marched nearly 3 miles from their school in west Fort Collins to Old Town Square.

With two deadly mass shootings in California and Colorado in the past week, this country is again in a fierce debate over gun control.

After the massacre in San Bernardino, President Obama encouraged states to take the lead on preventing gun violence. Both California and Colorado have responded to mass shootings recently by passing tougher gun laws.

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The Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest's 1.4 million acres cover the Front Range foothills and climb into the mountains of north central Colorado. As more people use the forest and build homes in the private land checkered between its boundaries, conflicts between recreational shooters and other forest users are increasing.

That's why the Forest Service officials are proposing a forest-wide plan to manage where shooting enthusiasts can and cannot fire their guns. It would be the first such plan in the nation.

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