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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]