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Silverman: Normal rules of self-defense don’t apply when your house is invaded

The legal battle over the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol — the people's house — has begun. America needs justice.

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Nicolais: Colorado killing spree preceded by violent rhetoric

As more public personalities embrace angst and anger in their oratory, violent outbursts become inevitable

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What’d I Miss?: Loss of Alicia Cardenas devastates an entire Denver community

Opinion

Littwin: The Denver-Lakewood shooting spree is the 687th mass shooting in America this year

According to the Gun Violence Archive, it’s the 13th mass shooting in Colorado in 2021. With the year nearly over, it could be the last — until next year.

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Carman: Crumbley family puts the lie to the myth of the ‘responsible gun owner’

It’s an insult to the grieving parents of yet another school shooting to even attempt to make a case about responsible gun ownership

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Littwin: Whatever else might be different about the Oxford High shooting, the reaction is always the same

This time, with so many red flags in evidence, the parents and the school are getting intense scrutiny. So is the Supreme Court. But once again, Congress will do nothing.

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Shootings involving teenagers in Aurora renew focus on gun violence

Activists and officials say easy access to guns is contributing to the problem, which has also been exacerbated by the pandemic and its effect particularly on the mental health of minority teens in the city.

Crime and Courts

Littwin: The Arbery-killing trial is not a do-over for Kyle Rittenhouse, even though it feels that way

If it’s a do-over, it’s for Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin and so many similar cases of racial injustice in America over too many years

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Pritchett: In honor of our children, let’s demand solutions to gun violence

Even as my teenage daughter protested more deaths, my heart sank at the apparent futility -- but ultimately moved me to embrace activism

Opinion

Nicolais: Political violence went on trial. Our republic is under threat.

From the Jan. 6 insurrection to a congressional censure to killings in Kenosha, multiple high-profile cases were in the headlines last week

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Littwin: Shouldn’t the question be why Kyle Rittenhouse was carrying an assault-style weapon in order to, uh, help people?

Whether or not the then-17 year old is convicted of murder, the right to carry a gun in a provocative situation is what, in America, some call freedom

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

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“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

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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.

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