If you see the Independence Institute's Jon Caldara smiling today, here's one likely reason: He provided the de facto name for the lead segment on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show last night. Sitting to the side of a continental-U.S. map plastered with the Caldara-uttered phrase "Wave of Fear," Maddow exp ... More >>
Late last night, it became official: Senator John Morse and Representative Angela Giron lost recall elections prompted by their support of firearms-control bills. The defeats thrilled gun-rights groups and conservatives, while disappointing progressives who'd recently rejoiced over the measures' pas ... More >>
Gun enthusiasts have long accused Colorado's Democratic leadership of "following the script" established by major gun-control advocacy groups, such as Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), in their campaign to pass legislation expanding background checks and limiting magazine capacity -- two measures ... More >>
Denver blog posts have it goin' on. Big Media's Jason Salzman quotes Rocky Mountain Gun Owners' Dudley Brown as saying a rule "prohibiting lobbyists from threatening state lawmakers with political retribution for casting a vote" won't stop him from doing just that. Denver PR Blog salutes a dubious ... More >>
Denver blog posts are fired up. Big Media's Jason Salzman on the goal of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners' Dudley Brown: Eliminate current gun background checks, block any new ones. Denver Stiffs' Nate Timmons takes understandable pleasure in recapping the Nuggets' win over the Lakers. Denver Egotist: S ... More >>
Colorado Democrat leaders proposed an array of gun control measures today that would lead to comprehensive state policy changes. The proposed legislation addresses assault-rifle ownership, modernizing the current background check system, a high-capacity magazine ban and strengthening mental health ... More >>
As lawmakers head to the State Capitol for opening day of the Colorado Legislature, critics are already taking aim at new gun-control proposals. Some will be rallying outside the building for a 1 p.m. Guns for Everyone event. Others are arming themselves -- literally -- for the legislative battles a ... More >>
Glenn Beck.To connect the dots: Glenn Beck's Restore Honor rally in August inspired Comedy Central's Jon Stewart to conceive a Rally to Restore Sanity, which prompted plans for a Denver version in Civic Center Park on October 30. It's appropriate, then, that four days earlier, on October 26, ... More >>
Is Cam the Ram about to become Cambo?Colorado State University System officials voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind the school's hotly contested campus gun ban in response to a court ruling last month that wiped out a similar prohibition at CU-Boulder. The CSU ban, which was passed earlie ... More >>
As promised, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owner's Club has filed suit against Colorado State University for its board's recent ban of concealed weapons on campus. With the suit filed on the same day as a Colorado Court of Appeals decision to throw out CU-Boulder's similar ban, it might have more am ... More >>
Guns, alcohol and tobacco fuel the sport of politics.
From the week of September 27, 2001
In the wake of last week's terrorist attack, local big-gun lovers were deadly serious about staging their Fun Shoot.