What role should mental health play in a discussion of gun-control legislation? Is it possible to limit access to firearms without trampling on the rights of those who battle mental illness? Is a future consensus on gun control within the realm of possibility, or are debates over the Second Amendmen ... More >>
Earlier this week, we talked with the Independence Institute's Dave Kopel about a lawsuit against Colorado's new gun-control laws supported by 55 sheriffs throughout the state; see the suit and more below. Today brings a rebuttal from Colorado Ceasefire's Tom Mauser, who became a gun-control advoca ... 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 >>
Since James Holmes fired shots into an Aurora movie theater -- after purchasing four guns in two months and 6,000 rounds of ammunition off the Internet -- heated gun control debates have emerged nationally and locally, with elected officials questioning whether stricter laws could have stopped thi ... More >>
Colorado dealers turned in 40 percent more background check requests for gun purchasers in the four days after the Aurora theater shootings than they did the previous weekend, a spike in gun sales similar to previous runs after other mass killings, including the 1999 Columbine High School attack, ac ... More >>
Days after accused gunman James Holmes fired shots at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, there have been heated discussions about gun control, along with debates on whether it is an appropriate time to tackle the subject. We gave Denver Mayor Michael Hancock an opportunity to wei ... More >>
It's not about politics, it's about the tens of thousands of people who die every year in America due to gun violence -- including the twelve victims of the Aurora theater shootings. This is how Tom Mauser, father of a Columbine victim and now activist for gun control, responds to politicians and ... More >>
Nineteen hours after James Holmes fired shots during a midnight screening of The Dark Night Rises -- bringing national media attention to Aurora and Colorado -- hundreds gathered near the Aurora Town Center Century 16 this evening to honor the twelve individuals who died and dozens more who were inj ... More >>
When 13 Families, a new documentary about how the families of the thirteen victims of the Columbine shootings cope with their loss, premieres tonight at the Denver FilmCenter, it will be a new experience for the public. After so much media focus on the more sensational and political aspects o ... More >>
After twelve years of investigations, exposés, books, videos and Michael-Moore-sized pontifications, what more is there to say about the 1999 Columbine shootings? Plenty, according to the makers of Thirteen Families, a new documentary set to premiere in Denver on April 18, which focuses on t ... More >>
Tom Mauser Grief alters people. It can devastate and give a new sense of purpose. The murder of his son Daniel in the Columbine shootings has set Tom Mauser on a crusade against gun violence that, over twelve years, has yielded small victories and gradual change -- and plenty of blowback from ... More >>
On Wednesday, President Obama called for a new era of civility in light of the tragic Jared Loughner-Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Tucson, while Colorado Senator Mark Udall suggested that the members of Congress sit together for the State of the Union address rather than separate by politica ... More >>
The photo and message atop Tom Mauser's ad (click to enlarge).Last year marked the tenth anniversary of the shootings at Columbine High School -- the sort of round number the media can't resist. As such, there were a number of notable commemorations, including the release of two books on the ... More >>
Mark Udall isn't signing on just yet.Mark Udall seems an unlikely target for Tom Mauser's campaign to close the gun-show loophole -- the subject of full-page ads in the Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera aimed squarely at the Colorado senator. After all, Udall's derided the loophole for at ... More >>
Tom Mauser became a gun-control advocate after his son's murder.As we noted earlier, today is the fifteenth anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which MSNBC is marking with a documentary featuring recordings of Timothy McVeigh telling people, "Get over it." But an anniversary tomorrow s ... More >>
Gun activists take their fire fight online.
As one media squall weakens, another strikes.
The Second Amendment triggers dialogue.
The settlements. The spin. The remaining secrets.
The Denver Film Festival looks at the effects of screen violence.
This year started not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Never send a man to do a mom's job.
From the week of May 18.
Ask John Bray if Denver's gun laws are too strict.