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1 year 6 months ago

Forum on guns canceled in Pueblo

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...

1 year 7 months ago

Newtown parents urge enforcement of gun laws

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....

1 year 7 months ago

School gun bill kicks off CO gun debates

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...

1 year 8 months ago

District approves of armed employee

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...

1 year 8 months ago

Colorado laws protect gun owner privacy

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,...

1 year 9 months ago

'Gun dorms' attract 0 students at CU campuses

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...

2 years 6 months ago

Concealed carry controversy

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." ...

2 years 8 months ago

Security measures stopped wouldbe gunman

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,...

3 years 3 months ago

State Supreme Court considers campus gun bans

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....

3 years 8 months ago

Two men plead guilty to gun smuggling

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...

3 years 11 months ago

Artifacts stolen from Colorado historic sites

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Colorado firearms background checks rise in 2009

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...

4 years 7 months ago

Gun lobby opposes CSU weapon ban

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...

4 years 9 months ago

Guns outlawed at CSU-Pueblo and CSU Fort Collins

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...

5 years 2 days ago

Senate votes to allow guns on Amtrak

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...

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