FORT COLLINS — The 22-year-old charged in connection with his roommate’s shooting death near Colorado State University in 2018 pleaded guilty Thursday to tampering with evidence associated with the death. Colemann Carver of Cortez agreed to plead guilty to the felony charge as part of a deferred sentence that will keep him out of prison […]
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Recent mass shootings have renewed debate about universal background checks. Here’s how they’ve worked in Colorado.
A pair of mass shootings over the weekend in Texas and Ohio that left more than 30 dead reignited the national debate about gun violence and how to prevent it. One of the suggestions being floated once again is a federal universal background check for gun purchases and transfers. Thousands of private gun sales have […]
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Colorado’s 20,669 gun deaths since 1980, explained in five charts
The Colorado Sun analyzed 38 years of state data on gun deaths to learn more about the 20,669 firearm fatalities over that span and how they break down by gender, age group and manner. Last year, Colorado saw its highest gun-death rate per 100,000 people since 1986 at 15.5. In 2018, 885 people died by firearm […]