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Hundreds mourn Colorado Springs shooting victims at candlelight vigil

COLORADO SPRINGS — About 200 people attended a candlelight vigil outside a Colorado Springs mobile home park where six people celebrating family birthdays were shot and killed before the gunman took his own life. The Gazette reports that family and friends of those slain and members of the larger community paid their respects late Thursday to the […]

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Police still looking for motive in Colorado Springs birthday party that left 7 dead

By Thomas Peipert, James Anderson and Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS — A shooting at a birthday party inside a trailer park home in Colorado Springs that killed six people before the gunman took his own life stunned a state weary of gun violence just weeks after another Colorado mass shooting killed 10 […]

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Where did they get the guns? A comprehensive look at Colorado’s history of public gun violence.

Six days before Colorado’s latest mass shooting, the suspect bought a Ruger AR-556 pistol at a gun store near his home.  Seven days before an Arapahoe High School student killed a classmate in 2013, he picked up a 12-gauge shotgun at a Cabela’s store.  One day before an 18-year-old allegedly obsessed with the Columbine murders […]

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“You can’t unsee anything”: What Michael Dougherty, Boulder’s district attorney, faces as he investigates the King Soopers shooting

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty is embarking on what’s likely the most difficult period of his long career as a prosecutor this week as he leads the investigation into Monday’s mass shooting at a King Soopers store.  Dougherty, a 49-year-old New York native, was first appointed to his job as Boulder’s top prosecutor by […]

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

Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado are planning to introduce at least three pieces of gun-control legislation this year, including a measure that would require a waiting period — potentially of five days — between when someone purchases a firearm and when they can access that weapon. The other two bills would require gun owners to […]

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Gun-control groups see Colorado’s U.S. Senate race as a big opportunity. But it’s complicated.

Colorado’s Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has effectively been a top target for Giffords, a national group pushing for more gun-control legislation and candidates willing to champion those measures, since its inception four years ago, said Joanna Belanger, the organization’s political director. In fact, Belanger says, Giffords has been engaged in a “years-long effort to […]

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Denver police identify 9News security guard arrested in fatal protest shooting

Denver police on Sunday identified the 9News security guard arrested in a fatal shooting during a protest downtown Saturday afternoon. Matthew Dolloff, 30, is being held for investigation of first-degree murder. 9News said he worked for the private security company Pinkerton. “This remains an active investigation,” the Denver Police Department said in a tweet. “Any […]