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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

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