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Aurora shooting: Tom Mauser, Columbine father, on gun control, political silence

4 years ago by Sam Levin
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...

Tom Mauser, Mark Udall and the gun-show loophole: Why no deal?

7 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 least a decade. Take this statement from...

Tom Mauser, whose son was killed at Columbine, about guns at Starbucks, on campus

7 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 strikes even closer to home for Tom Mauser. It was eleven years ago that his...

Tom Mauser and the Fix Gun Checks Tour: Disarming lunatics isn't such a crazy idea

6 years ago by Alan Prendergast
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...

Colorado gun-control laws: Columbine dad criticizes sheriffs' lawsuit

3 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 advocate after his son Daniel...

Sole Mates

4 years ago by Amber Taufen
Tom Mauser is no stranger to readers of Denver newspapers: His son, Daniel Mauser, was killed at Columbine, and Tom has been an outspoken activist for gun control ever since. He’s spent more than a decade talking about his son — and in his new book, Walking in Daniel’s Shoes,...

Columbine eleven years later: Media mostly moves on

7 years ago by Michael Roberts
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 tragedy and a special episode of Oprah that was yanked...

Mark Udall lovefest and ten other ways Congress could be more civil

6 years ago by Jonathan Shikes
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 political party...

Gun control and mental health: DU panel takes aim

3 years ago by Nick Petrak
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 Amendment...

Reel Violence

14 years ago by Ernie Tucker
In the aftermath of the deadly rampage at Columbine High School, Colorado became a media poster child for the effects of gun violence. And as shockwaves rippled from the April 20, 1999, tragedy, some blamed art -- including movies -- for igniting the killing spree. In turn, filmmakers examined violence...


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