May 17, 2013 8:35 PM
DENVER - Most of county sheriffs in Colorado have joined in a lawsuit against the state over the new gun control laws. In all, 54 of the state's 64 sheriffs have signed on as plaintiffs in the suit which seeks to overturn the high capacity magazine ban and expanded background... more »
March 2, 2013 5:38 PM
A group of people who are against increased gun control show up to a forum on guns with State Senator Angela Giron just to find out it's been canceled.
A sign on the door said that because she held an impromptu town hall last weekend, today's forum would not be... more »
February 5, 2013 12:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats say they'll unveil a package of gun legislation aimed at curbing violence in the wake of the mass shootings in Aurora and at a Connecticut elementary school. Democrats in the Legislature have spoken for weeks about crafting gun bills, and they planned to announce what... more »
January 29, 2013 12:47 AM
A Senate committee in Denver says 'no' to a proposal to arm teachers and administrators in our schools.
The republican sponsored bill was defeated by the democratic controlled committee by a 3 to 2 vote along party lines.
The vote came hours after more than a hundred gun... more »
January 28, 2013 12:20 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Some parents of the young victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting are calling for better enforcement of Connecticut's gun laws and questioning why civilians would need semiautomatic, military-style weapons. Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son Jesse was one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Dec.... more »
January 27, 2013 8:32 AM
DENVER (AP) - Gun control and violence is up for its first debate of the year in the Colorado Legislature. A Senate committee was scheduled Monday to consider the first gun-related bill of the legislative term. The bill would allow schools to allow employees to carry concealed weapons. Under current... more »
January 19, 2013 6:44 PM
The community of Pueblo gets together to discuss violence. It's a chance for them to speak with local leaders, including State Senator Angela Giron.
We went to find out where people stand on gun control.
Several ideas were tossed around when it comes to what's causing gun issues across... more »
January 14, 2013 8:18 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Local schools have contracted with law enforcement agencies for several years to have a uniformed armed school resource officers in their buildings. However, the Board of Education for Falcon School District 49 recently took things further by allowing a civilian employee to carry a concealed firearm on... more »
January 9, 2013 7:37 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police say a man suspected of shooting and killing three people in a suburban Denver home before officers fatally shot him had legally bought all three of the weapons he used. Aurora police say 33-year-old Sonny Archuleta is suspected of shooting 29-year-old Stacie Philbrook, 33-year-old Christopher... more »
December 27, 2012 8:00 PM
A newspaper in New York state sparked a nationwide controversy this week by published a map of households where handgun owners live. The ordeal raised our curiosity as to what kind of public records exist for gun owners in Colorado. As it turn out, there's not much.
Susan Medina,... more »
December 21, 2012 12:39 AM
After the deadly shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Governor Hickenlooper is trying to make sure history doesn't repeat itself here in Colorado. Tuesday he proposed more than $18 million in spending to revamp mental health services. It's a change one local family desperately wants to see; they've been struggling to get... more »
November 25, 2012 10:50 AM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Colorado's new segregated "gun dorms" for students with valid concealed-carry permits have attracted zero students. The Daily Camera newspaper reports that since the University of Colorado's Boulder and Colorado Springs campuses began segregating dorms for students with valid concealed-carry permits this year, not a single student... more »
February 20, 2012 8:28 PM
On one hand, NRA instructor Paul Paradis is a staunch constitutionalist.
"You don't have to pay the government to carry a gun whether it is concealed or not," he said.
But on the other hand he also said, "Part of having that privilege is getting appropriate training."
... more »
January 2, 2012 8:01 PM
A man with a shot gun stuffed in a duffle bag was taken into custody Sunday at Memorial Hospital after he tried to bring the bag through the hospital emergency room. Pat McElderry, Security Director for Memorial Health System, says after seeing the metal detectors in the ER admitting area,... more »
September 28, 2011 3:45 PM
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Federal authorities say firearms dealers in states where medical marijuana is legal can't sell guns or ammunition to registered users of the drug.
Licensed gun dealers already can't sell guns to buyers who answer "yes" when a required form asks them if they are "an... more »
September 20, 2011 12:36 PM
What started as a routine traffic stop for speeding became a major drug bust for police officers in Walsenburg. Officer Buddy Townes, Corporal John Salazar and K9 officer Atos stopped the car late Friday night. In the process they discovered hydrocodone pills, marijuana, ecstasy, mushrooms and two guns.
The... more »
June 8, 2011 11:09 AM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether campus gun bans are legal. The Colorado Court of Appeals in April ruled in favor of a gun-rights group that sued the University of Colorado, arguing that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons violates state gun laws.... more »
December 23, 2010 6:38 PM
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Two Las Vegas men have pleaded guilty to conspiring with a Navy SEAL and another man to sell more than 100 machine guns and other weapons smuggled into the U.S. from Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said 36-year-old Andrew Kaufman and 35-year-old Omar... more »
December 20, 2010 7:37 PM
DENVER (AP) - A group that opposes guns on campus filed an argument with the Colorado Supreme Court urging the justices to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to give students the right to carry firearms at colleges.
The Washington, D.C.-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence said in a... more »
October 1, 2010 9:31 AM
The National Park Service says burglars stole buffalo hides and historical weapons from two historic sites in southeastern Colorado.
Spokesman Rick Wallner says thieves broke locks at Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site near La Junta this week and stole weapons valued at $9,000.
The Park Service says... more »
September 27, 2010 8:23 AM
A report being released Monday by a mayors group finds that nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states. Colorado is not one of the states.
Those states accounted for nearly 21,000 guns connected to... more »
August 17, 2010 12:45 PM
A man died Tuesday after firing shots at a police station in McKinney, Texas, the Dallas Morning News reported a local official as saying.
"A suspect is dead," said McKinney city spokeswoman Anna Folmsbee. It was not clear if the man killed himself or was shot by police.
... more »
August 8, 2010 8:03 PM
El Paso County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two men they say broke into the garage of a home on Dix Circle, Sunday morning in Security. They met the homeowner, wide awake and armed, around 2:30 a.m.
"The homeowner was armed with a weapon and did fire a couple... more »
June 30, 2010 3:29 PM
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a friend of the court brief in the Colorado Supreme Court Wednesday in support of the University of Colorado's efforts to keep guns off campus. The University is seeking review by the Colorado Supreme Court of a lower court ruling allowing a... more »
May 5, 2010 4:49 PM
Guns and some other weapons will continue to be legal on the Colorado State University System's two campuses.
The CSU Board of Governors voted Wednesday to rescind a campus gun ban, citing a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling last month that overturned a similar ban at the University of... more »
February 15, 2010 1:05 PM
Background checks for firearms in Colorado were up last year. The Instacheck Unit of the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, which handles statewide background checks for firearms, approved 202,613 background checks in 2009, up from 196,980 in 2008. Firearm and ammunition sales spiked nationwide last year, sparked partly by fears that... more »
February 7, 2010 11:41 AM
Two Fort Carson soldiers were arrested over the weekend for alleged firearm violations near downtown bars. Early Sunday Colorado Springs Police Officers patrolling the area around "Club Syn", formally "13 Pure", saw what they believed to be a fight starting. Officers then say they saw a man go to his... more »
January 27, 2010 12:48 PM
A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses.
The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and... more »
January 27, 2010 10:03 AM
A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses. The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and that... more »
January 19, 2010 5:58 PM
The debate over carrying concealed weapons on campus heats up in Pueblo. The Colorado State University Board of Governors will decide in February whether to ban concealed weapons at CSU-Pueblo and CSU Ft. Collins. Right now, they're allowed on both campuses. On Monday, student governments at the two universities voted... more »
December 4, 2009 1:48 PM
Colorado State University will ban guns and join most college campuses nationwide in forbidding concealed weapons on campus. Colorado State's Board of Governors voted Friday to outlaw firearms on its campuses in Fort Collins and Pueblo. Currently, the two schools are among a handful in the nation where concealed weapons... more »
October 12, 2009 11:35 AM
It was chaos during the early morning assault last year on a remote U.S. outpost in Afghanistan and staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine had quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base. The machine gun he grabbed after tossing the rifle aside didn't work either.
When the battle... more »
September 16, 2009 5:12 PM
The Senate has passed a measure that would let Amtrak rail passengers carry handguns in their checked bags. Supporters say the measure is an effort to give Amtrak riders the same gun rights as airline passengers. Air travelers are allowed to transport firearms in checked baggage so long as they... more »