After a 17-year-old shot two administrators, and then appears to have taken his own life, it is time we recognize our own culpability
Littwin: They said it couldn’t happen in Highland Park. In America, gun violence strikes anywhere and everywhere.
You couldn’t call it exactly fitting that the latest mass shooting in America happened in a quiet Chicago suburb during the annual Fourth of July Parade. There can be nothing fitting about a 21-year-old, apparently obsessed with gun violence and armed with a “high-powered rifle” — generally assumed to be an AR-15-style assault weapon — […]
Littwin: What makes America exceptional? Try this: After every mass shooting, we ignore the truth.
Columbine was my first school shooting. Like many of you, I’ve spent these many years since that horrible April day pondering the lessons of Columbine. In my case, the job requires not only thinking about the lessons, but also writing about them — about all the many things we got wrong, some of the few […]
“It was going to happen eventually”: A popular lunchtime spot for Boulder students is now marred by gun violence
Before COVID-19, the sound of the midday bell at Fairview High School often cued Kristin Jeong to get ready to run. She had friends to meet and a crowd of classmates to beat down the street to grab a bus seat. Kristin, a sophomore, would regularly beeline to the RTD bus stop in front of […]
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 […]
Judge denies gun seizure of Colorado officer’s guns under red flag law
A judge on Thursday denied a petition to seize the guns of a police officer involved in the 2017 fatal shooting of a 19-year-old which was sought by the teen’s mother under Colorado’s new red flag law. In her Jan. 9 petition for an extreme risk protection order, Susan Holmes said there was a credible […]