Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a big fan of gun-control measures passed in Colorado following the Aurora theater shooting. But he just handed opponents of the laws an easy way to dismiss him as an out-of-touch elitist unfamiliar with the West. To whit: In a just-published interview, ... More >>
U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger has ruled that Colorado's controversial gun laws don't violate the constitution in a judgement Dave Kopel, who assembled a lawsuit endorsed by assorted businesses and dozens of Colorado sheriffs, has already pledged to appeal. In May 2013, shortly after the suit w ... More >>
Today marks the beginning of what's expected to be a two-week trial pertaining to a suit filed by Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and more than fifty of his colleagues against gun-control laws passed last year. Included among them are a ban of all magazines that can hold more than fifteen rounds ... More >>
Last night a Daily Show report by comedian Jason Jones reported on high levels of apathy among Colorado voters. Looking at statistics as well as conducting interviews on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Jones found that an overwhelming majority of people (80 percent) did not vote in last September's recal ... More >>
Melanie Asmar's post last week about an appearance by Aurora theater shooting victim Stephen Barton at an anti-gun-violence rally featured a photo of him with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's also called for stricter firearms regulations. That prompted one reader to tee off on both for a ... More >>
Update, July 18, 2:33 pm: Denver Chief District Judge Robert Hyatt has ruled that the recall elections of state senators John Morse and Angela Giron can proceed. Despite challenges from the incumbents to the actual language of the recall petitions, Hyatt has found that the petitions (based on a temp ... More >>
By now, just about everyone admits that the Fox31 story of the cab driver fingering an Italian businessman with the Perazzi gun company as a terrorist was a fake, including the station, grudgingly. We know how it happened (9News has done a good job of dissecting the original story), but we don't kno ... More >>
As we noted last week while covering the tragic death of Anastasia Adair, who accidentally killed herself with a new assault rifle, Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and 54 colleagues have joined a complaint against newly passed Colorado gun-control laws, including a ban of all magazines that can ... More >>
Simon Posford of Shpongle sees the world through a unique creative lens, and he delivers his view with stunning visual imagery soundtracked by ethereal music that speaks to all the senses. This weekend in honor of Earth Day, he's due at Feed the Rocks with Disco Biscuits and RJD2 at Red Rocks, where ... More >>
Yesterday, we spoke with Representative Rhonda Fields about the THC driving bill she's co-sponsoring; the measure received a favorable report from the House Appropriations Committee and should reach the floor this week. But during our conversation, we also touched on several other topics, including ... More >>
The rumblings of a boycott started even before Governor John Hickenlooper signed three gun-control measures ten days ago, and they're only going to get louder with President Barack Obama coming to Colorado on Wednesday to tout this state's new laws as an example for the rest of the country. "I'm boy ... More >>
Roaring engines announced their arrival and wailing sirens accompanied their departure. Approximately forty motorcyclists from the Colorado Coalition of Independent Riders and the Confederation of Clubs lined their bikes along Lincoln Street in front of the Capitol building before crossing the stree ... More >>
Franklin Sain, the government contractor arrested last week after sending racist and sexist e-mails to Representative Rhonda Fields, a prominent backer of gun-control legislation (see our previous coverage below), has now been formally charged with two counts, including harassment-ethnic intimidatio ... More >>
The subject of guns can inflame emotions. But Colorado Springs-based Franklin Sain is accused of letting those passions get out of control. He's been formally accused of harassment and more via e-mails sent to Representative Rhonda Fields, a gun-control advocate whose son was murdered, including one ... 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 >>
We recently wrote about a legislative push in Colorado to allow permitted employees to carry guns in schools -- one of a handful of gun-related bills already making headlines at the start of the new session. We've since heard from Jeff Bollinger, a school superintendent in Sheridan Lake, who support ... More >>
With President Obama unveiling sweeping gun control proposals and New York swiftly passing the nation's toughest gun laws, it's time for Colorado to push forward with its own legislation to curb violence. At least that's the thinking of Representative Rhonda Fields, who next week will introduce a bi ... More >>
On the first day of Colorado's legislative session, dueling protests competed for the attention of passersby on either side of Lincoln Street. As the crowd at the Capitol for a pro-guns rally grew, an anti-fracking group remained small. Still, both shouted, sometimes at the Capitol and a few times d ... More >>
Today is the first day of the new legislative session in Colorado -- and in a clear sign of contentious debates to come, a group called Guns for Everyone is staging a "pro-gun rally" to counter expected firearms-control proposals from Democrats this cycle. Organizer Edgar Antillon, a former House di ... More >>
After a week of silence since the Sandy Hook massacre, the National Rifle Association today said that more guns need to be part of the strategy to stop this kind of violence. Meanwhile, families of the victims of the Aurora shooting and the Columbine tragedy came together for an emotional press conf ... More >>
In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting, Governor John Hickenlooper said it was too soon to talk about gun control. He remained virtually silent until, in a Thursday interview calling for a debate on the topic. One day later, the unimaginable shooting in Connecticut that claimed th ... More >>
Sam Levin's interview with Denver mayor Michael Hancock, who said he won't use the Aurora theater shooting to push for gun control, led a number of readers to discuss whether bans and prohibitions make us safer or less at risk. Below is a conversation in which both parties use facts and figures to b ... More >>
Since James Holmes fired shots into a movie theater in Aurora, killing twelve people, politicians across the country have launched heated debates about gun control. Now, Representative Diana DeGette has entered the fray with proposed legislation that she says could help prevent this kind of tragedy ... More >>
Ken Gordon is a crusader. Term-limited out of the Colorado Senate, the one-time candidate for Secretary of State, a position that oversees elections, has now decided to fix the system from the outside. Last year, he founded CleanSlateNow.org, a non-partisan organization working to get money out of p ... More >>
Flickr.A New York City undercover investigation of online gun sales in fourteen states has found that a majority of the 125 unlicensed sellers contacted were eager to sell firearms to buyers they knew couldn't pass a background check, a violation of federal law. Colorado sellers fared somew ... More >>
Last June, questions about CU's gun ban had become so overwhelming for Board of Regents spokesman Ken McConnellogue that he joked about wishing he "had a gun so I could blow off a few rounds." But in truth, CU wants the ban, which was lifted in April 2010, to be reinstated -- an argument made ... 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 >>
"Who isn't mad at me these days?"In the immediate aftermath of yesterday's health-care vote in the U.S. House, Republican Party types have deemed a number of representatives nationwide as being ultra-vulnerable, with Betsy Markey's name coming up as often as anyone's. One reason: Markey voted ... More >>
Larimer County Sheriff Jim AlderdenEmphatic Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden -- the target of new complaints from Balloon Boy lawyer David Lane about restitution charges -- is the latest to join the fight to prevent a gun ban at Colorado State University, which previously allowed concealed ... More >>
It's coming up on the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine High School murders -- so what better time to introduce a bill in the state legislature that would ease a restriction on certain people who want to buy firearms? The bill, pushed by Republican senator Greg Brophy of Wray (pictured) and Rep ... More >>
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