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Littleton passed an ordinance requiring that gun stores take steps to prevent burglaries. Half of the city’s shops are struggling to comply.

Two of Littleton’s four firearm retailers will miss the deadline to comply with a first-in-the-state safe-storage law intended to prevent store burglaries, citing contractor delays and supply shortages. Littleton police, however, say they feel confident the retailers are on the path to compliance. Littleton City Council passed an ordinance in February requiring gun dealers to […]

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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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Effort to require Coloradans to report lost, stolen guns is on glidepath to governor’s desk after passing state Senate

A bill that would require Coloradans to report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of realizing that it’s missing passed the state Senate on Wednesday along party lines, putting it on a glidepath to Gov. Jared Polis’ desk and all but assuring it will become law.  The 20-15 vote on Senate Bill 78 […]