Greenwood Village banned commercial firearm sales from homes following outrage over one man’s business. But the new ordinance doesn’t affect his business.
Guns to garden tools: Colorado group seeks change, healing
By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press Nearly three decades after her 3-year-old son was killed in a drive-by shooting that shattered the silence outside a Denver duplex, Sharletta Evans was the one piercing the stillness as she eased some of her pain by hammering the melted barrel of a rifle into a garden tool. The […]
Littleton passed an ordinance requiring that gun stores take steps to prevent burglaries. Half of the city’s shops are struggling to comply.
Two of Littleton’s four firearm retailers will miss the deadline to comply with a first-in-the-state safe-storage law intended to prevent store burglaries, citing contractor delays and supply shortages. Littleton police, however, say they feel confident the retailers are on the path to compliance. Littleton City Council passed an ordinance in February requiring gun dealers to […]
Colorado governor signs three new gun control bills inspired by the Boulder King Soopers shooting into law
Gov. Jared Polis on Saturday signed three gun control bills inspired by the Boulder King Soopers into law, making this year’s legislative session the most significant in terms of firearm regulations in Colorado in nearly a decade. The three bills Polis signed were: Senate Bill 256, which will allow local governments, public higher education institutions […]
Colorado Democrats shelve effort to impose a gun-purchase waiting period this year
Democratic state lawmakers have shelved efforts to pass a bill imposing a gun-purchase waiting period this year, as they had planned before the 2021 lawmaking term began. State Rep. Steve Woodrow, a Denver Democrat, was slated to be the prime sponsor of the measure. He said the massacre at a Boulder King Soopers reshaped lawmakers’ […]
Here’s what you need to know about Democrats’ gun control bills introduced after the King Soopers shooting
Colorado Democrats on Thursday formally introduced three anticipated gun control bills in response to the Boulder King Soopers mass shooting. The measures would require that a background check be completed before any firearm purchase, regardless of how long it takes, and prohibit people convicted of certain misdemeanors from buying a gun for five years. They […]
Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.
Six days before Colorado’s latest mass shooting, the suspect bought a Ruger AR-556 pistol at a gun store near his home. Seven days before an Arapahoe High School student killed a classmate in 2013, he picked up a 12-gauge shotgun at a Cabela’s store. One day before an 18-year-old allegedly obsessed with the Columbine murders […]
Gun control groups are investing millions in Colorado as gun rights spending has dramatically waned
Gun rights and gun control groups spent $15 million on congressional and state-level races in Colorado from 2012 to 2020, according to a Colorado Sun analysis. Gun-issue groups dropped an additional $2 million to lobby state lawmakers. The big spending is expected to continue this year following the shooting deaths of 10 people last month […]
7 states have an assault weapons ban. Colorado is not among them — at least not yet.
The massacre Monday at a King Soopers in Boulder has renewed state and national conversations about gun-control policies, particularly around potential legislation banning assault weapons. It appears highly unlikely, however, that Democrats in Congress will have enough votes to pass a bill prohibiting assault weapons, even if it has the support of President Joe Biden. […]
Effort to require Coloradans to report lost, stolen guns is on glidepath to governor’s desk after passing state Senate
A bill that would require Coloradans to report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of realizing that it’s missing passed the state Senate on Wednesday along party lines, putting it on a glidepath to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk and all but assuring it will become law. The 20-15 vote on Senate Bill 78 […]