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Aurora theater shooting

Aurora theater shooting
Aurora theater shooting

The statewide gun regulations adopted in Colorado in the wake of the Aurora theater shooting

Since the attack 10 years ago, no fewer than 10 statewide changes to gun policy have been adopted in Colorado

Crime and Courts

10 years after the Aurora theater shooting, how does Colorado remember?

A decade later, families changed by the mass shooting strive to make a difference despite the growing gun deaths and “everything that continues to happen.”


Nicolais: The national Active Shooter Alert Act is a step in the right direction

Adopted after another high-profile mass shooting in Highland Park, the bill helps the cause of those hoping to counter the spate of violence

Opinion Columns

Failed 2014 overhaul shows how lobbyists, politics have maintained status quo of Colorado’s mental health care

When Crisis Access of Colorado won a bid to reform the state’s mental health services, its leader planned to bring the “A-Team” to serve the state’s poor and mentally ill. But lobbyists used political connections to pressure state leaders out of the contract.


Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.

Republican incumbent Cory Gardner has been a top recipient of National Rifle Association money in recent years, but Democrat John Hickenlooper’s record on policies tightening firearm regulations includes some asterisks.

Politics and Government

What’d I Miss?: The last dance


Life in Americas’ public-shooting-era: “You can’t just not go”

Colorado has seen its share of public mass shootings, from the 2012 Aurora theater shooting to a 2015 attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs


Perlmutter: As the Columbine anniversary approaches, let’s take action to honor those lost

Opinion Columns

No Colorado school districts meet federal safety standards for behavioral health staffing, investigation shows

A Colorado Sun investigation finds that despite clear connections between mental health and school shootings, far more funding goes to physical security measures

Sun Investigation

Brauchler: The red flag gun bill is too extreme. Let’s find a bipartisan, Colorado solution.

Opinion Columns

Krieger: “Red Flag” is a law-and-order bill. So why is the GOP against it?

Opinion Columns

How Donald Trump, guns and cash spelled an end to Mike Coffman’s decade in Congress

A candidate deemed “virtually bulletproof” two years ago was undone by President Donald Trump, outside spending and a challenger impervious to attacks

Politics and Government

Get to know George Brauchler, the Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general

George Brauchler is the 18th Judicial District Attorney and is a rising star in Colorado's Republican Party.

Politics and Government

George Brauchler vs. Phil Weiser: Where Colorado’s attorney general candidates stand on the issues, from marijuana to the death penalty

A look at where Democrat Phil Weiser and Republican George Brauchler stand on the most pressing issues to Colorado and the U.S.

Politics and Government

Gun-control group, Giffords, will amend TV ad attacking Republican Mike Coffman after outcry over link to Platte Canyon High School shooting

Outrage from father of Emily Keyes, who died in the Sept. 27, 2006 shooting, in part moved Giffords to edit the ad just as it launched a second spot using Aurora theater shooting images to attack Mike Coffman

Politics and Government

The anti-gun violence Giffords PAC is pouring $1.5 million-plus to unseat Republican Mike Coffman — more than the group has spent in any race thus far

The deep-pocketed group named for former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is among the top outside spenders in the 6th Congressional District

Politics and Government