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After Supreme Court ruling, it’s open season on gun laws in Colorado and across the U.S.

By Lindsay Whitehurst and Alanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruling expanding gun rights threatens to upend firearms restrictions across the country as activists wage court battles over everything from bans on AR-15-style guns to age limits. The decision handed down in June already has led one judge to temporarily block a […]

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Emboldened by recent court ruling, Colorado gun rights group sues again to overturn ban on large-capacity magazines

The legal arm for Rocky Mountain Gun Owners is suing Gov. Jared Polis in federal court, ratcheting up their fight against gun restrictions after a judge last week temporarily blocked a Colorado town’s new gun control rules. The National Foundation for Gun Rights filed the lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver, challenging the […]

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Judge temporarily blocks Colorado town’s new gun control rules, including ban on assault-style rifles

By Jesse Bedayn and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A federal judge has temporarily blocked the town of Superior from enforcing parts of a new gun control ordinance, including a ban on the sale and possession of assault weapons, after it was challenged by gun rights groups. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Moore issued a […]

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

The 2012 Aurora theater shooting, which left 12 people dead and 70 others injured, prompted Colorado Democrats to immediately begin pursuing tighter regulations on firearms.  Since the attack 10 years ago Wednesday, no fewer than 10 statewide changes to gun policy have been adopted, making Colorado one of the nation’s most progressive states when it […]

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Colorado lawmakers blocked some misdemeanor offenders from buying guns. They also made it OK for some felons to own them.

Colorado lawmakers this year, in the wake of a mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, passed a bill barring people convicted of certain misdemeanor crimes from purchasing a gun for five years.  The measure, House Bill 1298, was hailed as a way to prevent bloodshed and keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous […]

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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 […]

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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 […]