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Colorado Is Uniquely Positioned To Lead The Fight Against Gun Violence

Jessie Pocock | Posted 12.02.2016 | Politics
Jessie Pocock

The Planned Parenthood shooting in my hometown was the 351st mass shooting in the U.S. this year. We have to talk about it. If we don't, I fear we will only see mass violence in our streets. Perhaps the people of Colorado are actually better equipped than most to untangle this knot we've all tied.

Gabriel Arana

Maddow Blasts Law Requiring Aurora Shooting Victim's Parents To Pay Gun Dealers | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.27.2015 | Media

Rachel Maddow debuted an Outrage-O-Meter on her show Thursday night, and quickly put it to the test with a story about the ongoing trial of James Holm...

Colorado Gun Restrictions Upheld By Federal Judge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A federal judge upheld gun restrictions in Colorado on Thursday, throwing out a lawsuit aimed at overturning the state's new gun laws, Fox 31 and the ...

State Senator: It's 'A Good Thing' That Aurora Shooter Had 100-Round Magazine

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

Colorado Republican Sen. Bernie Herpin (Colo. Springs) is facing backlash for saying that it was "maybe a good thing" that accused gunman James Holmes...

Lawmaker Whose Son Survived School Shooting: Arm Teachers

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A Colorado lawmaker whose son attends Arapahoe High School says the school's recent shooting "validated" why he believes teachers should carry guns. ...

It's Time for Us to Stand Strong

Tom Mauser | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Tom Mauser

Just minutes from Columbine, on the day before the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a gunman walked into his high school. What immediately went through my mind was, "Not again."

Activists Want To Overturn Colorado's New Gun Control Laws

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The battle over gun control in Colorado may be headed directly to voters this year after activists on both sides of the fight filed proposals for new ...

Colorado Voters May Revisit Campus Gun Ban

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Colorado voters will likely get to revisit a proposed campus gun ban that was overturned by the state Supreme Court just last year. Gun control gro...

Shootings, Other Woes Take Political Toll On Colorado Governor

Reuters | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

By Keith Coffman DENVER, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Stepping away after consoling families and victims in the latest of a string of violent s...

State's Sheriffs Refuse To Enforce New Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Many of Colorado's elected sheriffs are refusing to enforce new gun laws passed in the state, including universal background checks and a ban on high-...

New Background Check Law Helped Keep Guns From Criminals

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Colorado's new background checks law is working, according to recent stats released by the state's Department of Public Safety. The latest data pub...

Judge: Sheriffs Cannot Sue State Over Gun Control Laws

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A federal judge in Denver dismissed part of the lawsuit dozens of Colorado sheriffs filed against the state in May arguing that the gun control laws p...

Secession Plan Fizzles In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

If at first you don't secede, try, try again? That's what backers of the 51st state of "North Colorado" proposal will have to ask themselves, now that...

51st State Organizers: Rural Colorado Needs Reapportionment

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

As residents in several Colorado counties have already begun voting on the 51st state of "North Colorado" proposal, another plan that would strengthen...

51st State Of 'North Colorado' May Not Be Legal: Lawyers

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

Voting in 11 rural Colorado counties on whether or not they want to split off from proper Colorado and form the 51st state of "New Colorado" or "North...

Attorneys Question Legality Of 51st State Push By Weld Leaders

The Greeley Tribune | Analisa Romano | Posted 12.09.2013 | Denver

Three Greeley attorneys are questioning whether Weld County commissioners have the authority to initiate the 51st state movement, calling on the Weld ...

The 51st State? Rural Counties To Vote On 'North Colorado' Secession

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

In November, 11 of Colorado's rural counties will vote on whether or not they should secede from the state and form the 51st state, dubbed "North Colo...

Dem Recalled Over Gun Control Has 'No Regrets'

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

The stunning victory for the National Rifle Association and gun rights activists in the first recall election in Colorado history was complete Thursda...

Gun Lobby Sues Gov. Over New Gun Control Laws

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, Colorado's largest state-based gun lobby, has filed a lawsuit against Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) over the gun control measu...

After Gun Recall Victory, GOP Sets Sights On Bigger Target

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Gun rights activists and the National Rifle Association scored a major victory in yesterday's historic recall election in Colorado -- the first ever r...

Gun-Rights Activists Send Shockwaves In Colorado Recall Victory

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 11.11.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. COLORADO SPRINGS — Gun-rights advocates and conservative voters here and in Pueblo sent a shock wav...

In Colo.'s Recall, NRA's Message To Anti-Gun Lawmakers: 'Be Afraid'

The Colorado Independent | Mike Littwin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

From The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin. Be afraid. Be very afraid. That was the message the NRA boys and their friends were threatening...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Stunning Victory For NRA In State Election | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first recall election in Colorado's history on Tuesday marked a stunning victory for the National Rifle Association and gun rights a...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Bloomberg Spends Big Money To Save Colorado Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the most vocal proponents of stricter gun laws in America, donated $350,000 to the two Dem...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Colorado Democrat Facing Recall Vows To Defeat Gun Lobby | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Colorado's state legislature considered landmark gun control measures this year to reduce gun violence, state Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pu...