Whatever the El Paso County DA and sheriff say, the measure was passed to address cases just like the Club Q suspect’s earlier arrest
Judge rules Colorado cities cannot enact their own gun restrictions, case could move to state Supreme Court
Boulder has been blocked from enforcing its 2-year-old ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines in the city — potentially providing the state Supreme Court an opportunity to review whether the state’s cities can create their own gun ownership restrictions, a judge said. Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman ruled March 12 that the […]
Colorado gun owners who don’t safely store their weapons could face jail time under new bill
Colorado gun owners who don’t lock up or properly secure their weapons in homes where there are children or adults prohibited from accessing guns would be subject to jail time under legislation introduced Friday afternoon at the state Capitol. House Bill 1355 — a so-called safe storage measure — would also require gun shops to […]
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 […]
Where’s the line between political speech and credible threats? A Colorado bill is asking the question.
Kyle Mullica opens his email and finds one he received last year after introducing a bill at the state Capitol. The expletive-laden missive ends with this message: “The world would be better if your home burned down with you and your family in it.” The first-term state representative scrolls to find another message. This one […]
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 […]
Red flag law petition filed against Colorado State University police officer in fatal 2017 shooting
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press A woman whose son was killed by Colorado State University police in 2017 is trying to have the guns of one of the officers involved confiscated under the state’s new red flag law, a move the sheriff calls a classic example of how the controversial law can be abused. […]
Owner, operator of Shooters Grill in Rifle launches conservative primary challenge to Republican Scott Tipton
Lauren Boebert, the owner and operator of a Western Slope restaurant where all staffers openly carry guns, announced on Sunday a conservative primary challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton. “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, The Squad and the rest of these left-wing lunatics are taking a wrecking ball to our country while our current representative stays utterly […]
Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns
The board overseeing law enforcement training and procedures in Colorado has released its model policy for how police departments and sheriff’s offices should use the new, controversial red flag gun law when it goes into effect Jan. 1. The law allows a judge to order temporary seizure of guns from someone deemed a significant risk […]
Colorado Supreme Court weighs legality of state’s 15-round limit on gun magazines
By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press Gun rights groups are urging the Colorado Supreme Court to follow guidance from the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the state’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. In arguments before the state court Wednesday, the groups’ lawyer, Barry Arrington, said that since the U.S. […]