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Some Colorado Sheriffs Oppose More Gun Control, Speak Out

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver

DENVER — With President Barack Obama visiting Colorado to discuss gun control, some of the state's sheriffs are speaking out against more restri...

Shooting Match Canceled Over State's New Gun Control Laws

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Denver

MONTROSE, Colo. — A regional shooting competition that would have brought hundreds of people to Colorado has become the latest casualty of the s...

What the NRA Doesn't Want You to Know

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For years the NRA has actively fought against and prevented research on the causes and costs of gun violence. Why have we put up so long with efforts to block all research on a huge public health threat that injures and kills tens of thousands of Americans every year?

GOP Senator Likens Background Checks To Government Spying On Your Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) likened universal background checks for gun purchases Friday to letting the government access what Americans eat for breakfast ...

Domestic Violence Gun Ban Passes State House Committee

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.29.2013 | Denver

A Colorado bill that prohibits convicted domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms passed in the House Judiciary Committee on a 7-4 party l...

Emily Swanson

Poll Finds Big Support For Key Gun Proposal | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

A strong majority of the U.S. public not only supports requiring background checks for all gun purchases, but also supports requiring gun sellers to k...

Mark Kelly Buys Gun On Hidden Camera

Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun control group chaired by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and her husband, Mark Kelly, released a v...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrat, Obama Adviser Split On Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jim Messina, who is leading the effort by Organizing For Action to press for tougher gun laws, has a problem: his old boss. OFA, the ...

Key Donors Get Tough On Skittish Dems

Washington Post | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

With red state Democratic Senators remaining skittish about embracing Obama’s gun proposals, at least two top Democratic donors are stepping forward...

Amanda Terkel

Veterans Call For Universal Background Checks In New Ad | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A veterans group has a new ad making the case for universal background checks, arguing it doesn't make sense that members of the armed f...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Urges Action On Gun Control Bills In Weekly Address | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama put the spotlight back on gun violence on Saturday, praising senators for taking "big steps" to advance gun bills...

Huge Support Continues For Gun Control Measure

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

A strong majority of voters nationwide support universal background checks on gun purchases, according to a summary of Quinnipiac University polls tak...

Game On for Gun Background Checks

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Sure, it's disappointing for gun control advocates to lose the assault ban, but expanding background checks -- and cracking down on gun show trafficking -- is still a step forward.

Sam Stein

Reid To Introduce Gun Control Bill Containing Key Provision | Sam Stein | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will introduce gun control legislation Thursday night that includes a proposal for universal ...

Guns Aren't Out of Control, We Are

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 05.21.2013 | Crime
Christina M. Martínez

I come from a long line of military vets and war heroes. I am no stranger to the concept of baring arms, fighting for freedom or protecting property. What is strange to me is the fact that people do not seem to respect fire arms or their purpose.

Colorado Governor Signs Landmark Gun Control Bills Into Law

AP | IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.20.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado's governor signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms, signaling a change for Democrats who have tradition...

New Gun Control Bills Bring Political Peril In Colorado

AP | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.19.2013 | Denver

DENVER — After a no-holds-barred White House push for sweeping gun control legislation across the country, Democrats have racked up only one vic...

Legislature Passes Landmark Expansion Of Background Checks

AP | KRISTEN WYATT and IVAN MORENO | Posted 05.15.2013 | Denver

DENVER — A landmark expansion of background checks on firearm purchases was approved Friday by lawmakers in Colorado, a politically moderate sta...

Rather Than Stay Divided by the NRA, How Do We Build Bridges to Reduce Gun Violence?

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

There he goes again -- NRA chief Wayne LaPierre served up fear mongering rhetoric designed to divide Americans into keeping the status quo rather than building bridges to reduce gun violence in our communities.

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Sweeping Gun Control Measures

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 13 (Reuters) - Both chambers of the majority Democratic Colorado legislature approved a package of four...

Study: Nearly All Coloradans Live Within 10 Miles Of A Gun Dealer

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.13.2013 | Denver

According to a new study by gun control group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, 98.1 percent of Coloradans live within 10 miles of a gun dealer in the stat...

Colorado's Gun Control Bills Poised To Become Law

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.13.2013 | Denver

DENVER — Fiercely debated ammunition limits cleared Colorado's Democratic Legislature on Wednesday and were on their way to the governor, who ha...

Mark Kelly Bought Assault Weapon

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and a vocal gun control advocate, told CNN Monday that he had recently p...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Committee Passes Gun Background Checks, School Safety Bills | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two more pieces of President Barack Obama's gun violence package -- a universal background checks bill and a school safety measure -- pa...

Universal Background Checks Bill Passes State Senate

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2013 | Denver

A bill that would require background checks for all gun sales and transfers in Colorado was the third bill of five controversial gun control bills tha...