Firearms

Museum drops ban on concealed guns

DENVER– The Denver Museum of Nature & Science has changed its policy barring visitors from carrying concealed firearms in a move executive staff says is about being compliant with Colorado law. Ed...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Surprise finding: U.S. has major decline in gun violence

Premeditated mass shootings in public places are happening more and more often, some researchers say, plunging towns and cities into grief and riveting the attention of a horrified nation. In...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Mass shootings lead to gun control talks

DENVER – In the wake of more mass shootings in Colorado and across the nation, gun-control advocates wonder whether the time is right to rehash familiar subjects. It’s unclear whether the state...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos High School gun raffle questioned

For the past few years, a Mancos High School alumnus and local rancher has held a community drawing for a rifle to benefit the Mancos High School football team, but the fundraiser may not be in...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators seek help in shooting at trailer park

La Plata County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help regarding shots fired into two residences, with one bullet narrowly missing a child. The shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. Aug....

DATE: Sept. 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Tougher gun laws unpopular in Colo.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Monday shows Colorado voters oppose tougher gun-control laws, especially among men and Republicans. The poll showed voters oppose such laws 56-39 percent, with...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Guns for marijuana users up in smoke, for now

DENVER – Proponents of a proposed Colorado ballot initiative that would allow users of marijuana to obtain a concealed-handgun permit say the effort has gone up in smoke, for now. A lackluster...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An arrest made in car, gun threat

A vehicle crash led to a gun threat Tuesday evening. The incident began near Miller Middle School. The first driver, identified as Michael Fender, 49, was westbound on Junction Street in a Dodge...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

School-violence bill becomes a law

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday afternoon signed legislation that could hold schools liable for certain acts of preventable violence. The legislation was named for Claire Davis, who...

DATE: June 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brown in the crossfire

DENVER – A rare procedural move in the Colorado House on Wednesday aimed at forcing a vote to overturn the state’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines caught Republican Rep. J. Paul Brown in...

DATE: April 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Background-check repeal gets approval

DENVER – The Republican-controlled Colorado Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a measure that would repeal a 2013 law that required background checks for private sales and transfers of...

DATE: March 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colo. Senate OKs magazine-law repeal

DENVER – The Colorado Senate on Tuesday, with Democratic support, gave approval to a measure that would repeal a ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines. The law was enacted by Democrats in 2013...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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