Firearms

Durango students join national walkout on anniversary of Columbine shooting

Durango students put down their pencils and participated in a national walkout Friday morning to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton....

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Some 9-R parents support student walkout to protest gun violence

Durango School District 9-R is discouraging participation in a walkout Wednesday to protest gun violence at schools, but several parents say the walkout can help ease fears created after numerous...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango moms gun group discusses safety in wake of Parkland shooting

Interest in the local chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America increased significantly in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland,...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school superintendent discourages student walkout over gun violence

Concerns about safety are leading Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger to recommend that parents discourage their children’s participation in a national student walkout about...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado delegation mostly mum on gun control in wake of school shooting

WASHINGTON – Americans are again calling on Congress to take action on gun control after another mass shooting left 17 people dead Wednesday at a Florida high school. Reaction on Capitol Hill was...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. rate for gun deaths up for second straight year

NEW YORK — The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows. Roughly two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

NRA offering: ‘Murder insurance’ or protection in self-defense cases?

ATLANTA – The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

White House, NRA, Congress agree on regulating bump stocks

WASHINGTON – The National Rifle Association announced its support Thursday for regulating “bump stocks,” devices that can effectively convert semi-automatic rifles into fully automated weapons and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Some Republicans open to banning ‘bump stocks’ used in Vegas

WASHINGTON – Senior congressional Republicans said Wednesday they are open to considering legislation banning “bump stocks” like the shooter in Las Vegas apparently used to effectively convert...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Loaded firearm not checked at Durango-La Plata County Airport

A loaded firearm was found at the security checkpoint on Sunday at the Durango-La Plata County Airport, according to the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA said in a news release...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man who misfired rifle gets probation reprieve

A Durango man who shot a rifle into a neighbor’s house and pointed the gun at a police officer had his two-year probationary sentence cut in half Thursday in District Court. The early termination...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead from gunshot in Durango West II

A man in his thirties was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest on Sunday in a neighborhood west of Durango, according to La Plata County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Nate Harris. Around 4:35 p.m.,...

DATE: March 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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