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Colorado Ranks 20th in the Nation on Gun Deaths

A new analysis by States United to Prevent Gun Violence, of which Colorado Ceasefire is a member group, finds that Colorado ranks 20th among states in the rate of gun deaths. The report also found that while suicides comprise the largest portion of Colorado’s gun deaths, gun homicides rose 52 percent over a ten year

Ceasefire PAC Endorses Candidates to Legislature

  Based on voting records and answers to a questionnaire about stances on gun violence prevention, Colorado Ceasefire  Political Action Committee has endorsed these candidates for state office. Download a pdf of this list. Endorsed Candidates for State Senate    4  Elissa Flaumenhaft 8  Arn Menconi 10  Randal McCallian D-Colorado 12  Electra

How do Colorado Candidates for U.S. Senate Stand on Guns?

Voters will choose a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in June by mail-in ballot. The winner of that race will face the Republican Incumbent, Sen. Cory Gardner on November 3rd. Democratic Primary (June 30, 2020) Twenty Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate have been reduced to just two, Andrew Romanoff and John Hickenlooper. The vote between

Ceasefire Urges Safe Storage of Firearms

Virus-Induced Gun Sales Surge Shows Need for Safe Storage Some Americans frightened by the coronavirus have resorted to actions that impinge on the common good: hoarding of toilet paper, rice, eggs, etc. Unfortunately, many have also responded by stocking up on guns and ammunition. Since the coronavirus isn’t eliminated by gunfire, we expect the response is clearly

Harmful Gun Bills Defeated

Harmful Gun Bills Rejected by House Committee The House State Affairs has this session rejected three harmful gun bills. All were defeated on party-line 3-6 votes.   The bills defeated were HB20-1040  Guns in Schools – Sponsored by Patrick Neville, R-Douglas County.  This bill would have allowed any Concealed Carry Weapon permit holder to take hidden handguns into elementary

Senate Candidates and Gun Violence Prevention

Where does your candidate stand on gun violence prevention laws? The Colorado U.S. Senate election could help determine control of the U.S. Senate. Below, a list of Republican and Democratic candidates and what we know of how they stand on gun violence prevention.  Download our chart of Democratic candidates’ positions on gun violence prevention. Republicans

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