By Caitlyn Kim, CPR News The Lockdown Drill Generation. That’s what 17-year-old Ellie Perlmutter said she’s part of. No, it has nothing to do with the pandemic. It’s the generation of students that have had to participate in active shooter drills at school. Approximately 95% of schools practice what to do in case a shooter […]
Everytown for Gun Safety
Before the King Soopers shooting, Boulder had an assault-weapons ban. It violated state law.
By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press Nearly three years before a gunman walked into a crowded supermarket in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with an AR-15 style weapon and killed 10 people, the city of Boulder, Colorado, voted to ban assault weapons. Leaders had hoped to prevent the kind of mass shooting that’s struck […]
Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.
Colorado’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has effectively been a top target for Giffords, a national group pushing for more gun-control legislation and candidates willing to champion those measures, since its inception four years ago, said Joanna Belanger, the organization’s political director. In fact, Belanger says, Giffords has been engaged in a “years-long effort to […]
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 […]
A prominent Republican announces challenge to Jason Crow amid uncertainty GOP can win back 6th District
A year ago at this time, the battle for the 6th Congressional District drew national attention and big money as a top-tier swing district in the fight for control of the U.S. House. Jason Crow won that race by defeating five-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, making him the first Democrat elected to hold the […]