guns

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Gun owner in fatal shooting of CSU student will avoid prison as judge questions botched investigation

After Snapchat image reopened case, Larimer County prosecutors said gaps in the original Fort Collins police investigation hurt attempts to pursue stronger charges.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado’s guidance to police on the red flag law doesn’t include what to do if someone won’t give up their guns

The lack of a roadmap on the crucial — and potentially deadly — question of what to do when someone refuses to hand over their guns underscores broader law enforcement unknowns around the complicated new law

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado Supreme Court weighs legality of state’s 15-round limit on gun magazines

The magazine-limit law was passed in 2013, a year after the Aurora theater shooting

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado gun stores still sell high-capacity magazines despite 2013 law banning them

Magazines that hold more than 15 rounds of ammunition are still being sold in Colorado. Legislators thought that they banned them, but gun store employees describe a loophole in the law.

Education Primary category in which blog post is published

These five bills are designed to make Colorado schools safer. None touches on guns.

Colorado’s School Safety Committee pushed forward legislation that could better address students’ behavioral health needs. Lawmakers left guns out of the conversation largely for the sake of bipartisanship.

News Primary category in which blog post is published

Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

A Snapchat leads police to reopen investigation of CSU student’s death and raises questions about gun violence

The family of Finnegan Daly didn’t believe Fort Collins police and pressed the Larimer County district attorney to take a new look at a case mired in questions

Sun Investigation Primary category in which blog post is published

STEM School guard who accidentally shot student while trying to stop May attack wasn’t supposed to be armed

The Colorado Sun learned of the school's stipulation to BOSS High Level Security through an open records request. The guard's possession of a gun during the May 7 mass shooting may have violated Douglas County School District policy.

Crime and Courts Primary category in which blog post is published

Recent mass shootings have renewed debate about universal background checks. Here’s how they’ve worked in Colorado.

President Donald Trump has floated the idea of seeking expanded background checks on the federal level and also for legislation on so-called red flag laws, which Colorado recently enacted