After their East High School classmate Luis Garcia died from a gunshot wound suffered two weeks ago, students directed their pain and anger at the Capitol to demand action
Zornio: Men don’t need access to guns, they need therapy
Most gun deaths in America are perpetrated by men, reflecting a general lack of knowledge in effectively managing negative emotions.
Opinion: I left teaching because, decades after Columbine, not much had changed
When students can bring loaded weapons into the building, and nothing is done, it’s time to leave.
Littwin: The mass shootings never seem to end, but one analysis says there may still be hope
A Washington Post story five years ago showed 187,000 kids had been affected by school shootings since Columbine. Now it’s 338,000.
Zornio: As more officers are killed with guns, it’s time for police unions to push for more gun safety laws
Finding common ground on criminal justice and gun safety reform means accepting that both the killing of police officers, and the killing of citizens by police officers, are wrong
What’d I Miss?: How some in GOP found political courage to back gun safety
Myra has missed 30 years of her life, due to a coma, but has found a new friendship with her young neighbor, Ossie. Together, they both are searching for their place in this world. < Previous | Start from the beginning |
Littwin: The U.S. Senate says it’s looking for ways to address gun violence. Anyone wanna bet?
It seems like a dream. In response, at least in part, to the gut-wrenching murder of 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, legislation has been proposed — and is actually expected to pass — that would place severe limitations on the guns most likely to be used in mass murders and also those most […]
Opinion: A emergency pediatrician on why a law on safe storage of guns would save young lives
As a pediatric emergency medicine doctor at Children’s Hospital Colorado, I witness tragedy every day. Firearm injuries are the second leading cause of death in kids and are some of the most gut-wrenching cases we see in the ER. And when you combine a suicide attempt with a gun, the devastation is unbearable. Over half […]
Republicans battle for 10 hours against effort to require Coloradans to store guns in safes, with trigger locks
By Patty Niebert, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado Republicans voiced adamant opposition during a House debate about a proposed bill that would require firearms not in use to be stored securely in order to prevent children and teens from accessing the weapons. Republican House members spent roughly 10 hours opposing the bill and argued […]
Opinion: To save the lives of children and families, Colorado needs safe gun storage
When the rioters breached the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the younger congressional staff members knew what to do. They recalled their training — the “shelter-in-place” and “active shooter” training that started after the Columbine shooting and have become ubiquitous. One of us is a former educator who experienced middle-school lockdowns because of neighborhood gun […]