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Teen Access to Guns Significantly Reduced by Universal Background Checks

Research published by Pediatrics, a journal of the American Pediatrics Association, indicates that universal background checks along with the use of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) significantly reduces gun carrying by adolescents. “Adolescents in states that require Universal Background Checks on all prospective gun buyers are less likely to carry guns compared

CEOs Call for Stronger Gun Laws

CEOs Call for Stronger Gun Laws “Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and it is time to stand with the American public on gun safety,” noted the CEOs of 145 corporations in a letter to the U.S. Senate in September, 2019. They urged Congress to expand background checks on all gun

Tragedy in Lone Tree

Illustrated need for better enforcement and ERPO He was a vibrant tow-headed boy, but the custody battle between his parents brought an end to his life.  It was entirely preventable, and could have been even more so if Colorado’s Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) law had been in place.  (ERPO becomes effective January 1st, but

Good Reads

Impeachment Waves:In his reaction to all the impeachment activity, President Trump has proclaimed that the House investigations will interfere with legislation it wishes to pursue.  He specifically mentioned gun reforms, and declared that the House is a “do nothing” chamber.  Actually, the US House has passed over 230 bills, most of which have been sitting

Rogue Counties and Suicides

Rob Low of KVDR (channel 31) reported on the high correspondence between rogue counties (those which have approved 2nd amendment sanctuary resolutions) and counties with high suicide rates.  For example, Custer County has a gun suicide rate 7.5 times higher than Denver:  Custer has a rate of 49 gun suicides per 100,000 people, where Denver has