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Littwin: The tragedy in Arvada — the death of both the cop and the good Samaritan — is even worse than we imagined

Johnny Hurley shoots and kills the man who had shot and killed Officer Gordon Beesley. And then a cop arriving at the scene shoots and kills Hurley, who was holding the killer’s gun. Tragedy piled upon tragedy piled upon tragedy.

Opinion Columns

As STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial opens, two views of what happened in Room 107

Devon Erickson is accused of killing classmate Kendrick Castillo. Eight others were injured in the May 2019 attack.

Crime and Courts

Littwin: More gun-violence bills are on the way in Colorado’s legislature. Imagine if we could say the same for Congress.

It looks as if the state legislature will have passed six gun-violence bills by the end of this session. But don’t look for a ban on assault-style weapons to be among them.

Opinion Columns

Littwin: Yes, there has been another mass gun killing. Yes, there will be more.

It was the third mass killing in Indianapolis this year. Biden says the gun-violence epidemic is a stain on our character. But who’s going to wipe the stain clean?

Opinion Columns

Carman: What’s more powerful than a good guy with a gun? A lawmaker with courage.

Former Colorado Senate President John Morse has one regret about gun control legislation — the legislature should have done more

Opinion Columns

“It was going to happen eventually”: A popular lunchtime spot for Boulder students is now marred by gun violence

For Fairview High students, King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive was a “go-to place” to hang out with friends. Now, they wonder if they’ll ever feel safe there again.

Education

Silverman: Expect Colorado’s Supreme Court to uphold assault weapon bans

The Boulder King Soopers shooting illustrates why President Biden needs our support to resurrect a national assault weapons ban

Opinion Columns

Drew Litton: How many more, Colorado?

Opinion

Littwin: We can say we’re shocked and horrified by the Boulder mass murders, but we can’t say we’re surprised

We no longer have the luxury of surprise. But now Biden is calling for Congress to ban assault rifles. And if, by some miracle, that were to happen, we would be astonished.

Opinion Columns

Democrats vow vote on gun background checks after Boulder shooting, but prospects seem dim

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said that every time there is a mass shooting, the Senate engages in "ridiculous theater" about gun control measures

Politics and Government

Colorado Democrats will pursue mandatory waiting period for gun buyers, safe-storage measure in 2021

The legislation is modeled after policies passed in other states, but it's sure to draw Republican objections

Politics and Government

Denver police seize guns over threats against Colorado attorney general

Denver police seized weapons from the man under Colorado's red-flag law. Bryce Shelby has not been charged with a crime in the case.

Crime and Courts

Silverman: Our greatest generation succeeded despite setbacks. Let’s hope our kids can do the same.

Opinion Columns

Silverman: Responsible adults should not put weapons in the hands of kids

Opinion Columns

Opinion: The safe storage gun safety bill is dead, but the fight will continue

Opinion Columns

7-year-old boy fatally shoots his 3-year-old sister in Westminster

The boy and another of his younger siblings are in the temporary care of Jefferson County Human Services

Crime and Courts

Colorado gun owners who don’t safely store their weapons could face jail time under new bill

One of the measures would make it a Class 2 misdemeanor for someone who fails to properly secure their firearms in homes with children. A companion bill would mandate gun owners report lost or stolen guns to police.

Politics and Government

Opinion: The House passed a universal gun background check bill one year ago. The Senate and president must find the courage to act.

Opinion Columns

Will Michael Bloomberg’s deep financial ties to Colorado translate into votes on Super Tuesday?

The Democratic presidential candidate is going door-to-door to remind voters about his help passing tougher gun regulations in the state

Politics and Government

Coalition of states, including Colorado, sue over rules governing 3D-printed guns

Proponents have argued there is a constitutional right to publish the material, but critics counter that making the blueprints readily accessible online could lead to an increase in gun violence

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