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Democrats vow vote on gun background checks after Boulder shooting, but prospects seem dim

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats say they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from it its second mass shooting in a week. President Joe Biden said “we have to act,” but prospects for any major changes were dim, for now, in the closely […]

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Colorado gun sales remain at high volume, prompting $1.3 million request to speed up background checks

A surge in demand for firearms during the coronavirus pandemic means Colorado’s background check process currently takes at least 500 times longer than normal – and it’s not slowing down any time soon.  In an effort to speed the process back up, the Polis administration is asking state lawmakers to approve $1.3 million in emergency […]

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Opinion: The House passed a universal gun background check bill one year ago. The Senate and president must find the courage to act.

In Colorado, we are all too familiar with the tragedy and grief of gun violence. On April 20, 1999, when two shooters open fired at Columbine High School, one of us sat in his freshman class as his high school was put on lockdown just 10 miles away in Highlands Ranch. One of us left […]

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Will Michael Bloomberg’s deep financial ties to Colorado translate into votes on Super Tuesday?

Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign is launching a door-to-door effort to introduce him to Colorado voters — but the Democratic candidate is no stranger to the state. Ahead of his White House bid, the former New York mayor and billionaire businessman contributed at least $6 million to Colorado political campaigns in the past decade, funded major […]