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11 months 3 days ago

Police: No charges after gun goes off in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee school superintendent says metal detecting wands are being provided to elementary schools in Shelby County after a gun discharged inside a kindergartner's backpack in a school cafeteria. Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says hand-held wands were distributed to some schools Friday, and all elementary schools...

1 year 1 month ago

VP Biden makes another push for gun control

Vice President Joe Biden will try to restart the gun control push with a White House event to discuss the administration's progress in combating gun violence this afternoon. This will mark the first time Mr. Biden has held a public event on gun control since the Senate rejected expanded background...

1 year 2 months ago

Fight over guns continues

The NRA is already turning its attention to the 2014 elections. Its message to members at the group's annual convention this week: keep fighting for your second amendment rights. The association now claims a record five million members, and for the first time the group is linking the gun...

1 year 3 months ago

Senate shoots down tougher gun legislation

Supporters and opponents of tougher gun legislation have been keeping close tabs on Washington. Anticipating tougher gun laws were on the way, business has been booming at local gun shops across Colorado. Many gun stores sold out of assault weapons weeks ago with widespread panic that a ban was...

1 year 3 months ago

President Obama heads to Connecticut today

President Obama heads to Hartford, Connecticut today to push for new, stricter gun control legislation. He will visit the campus of the University of Hartford. The president is expected to call on the American people to join him in pressuring Congress to approve measures in reducing gun violence. The visit...

1 year 3 months ago

Obama will make a stop in Denver today

It's a trip to Colorado to continue his push for federal gun control legislation. President Obama will speak today at the Denver Police Academy. The academy is not far from the site of the mass shooting at an Aurora theater. The state has recently passed legislation aimed at curbing gun...

1 year 3 months ago

New NRA program will be unveiled today

The NRA plans to issue a new report later today on how schools can prevent future gun violence similar to the Newtown tragedy. Members of the nation's largest pro-gun lobby will present the National School Shield Program, a combination of policy proposals and resources on curbing gun violence. The program...

1 year 4 months ago

Community policing program grows

COLORADO SPRINGS - In the mid-morning hours Monday, Vanessa Jones is driving her patrol car through the Garden of the Gods taking a careful look at all of the vehicles in the parking lot. "This in an area that we patrol quite frequently," Jones said. She is one...

1 year 4 months ago

Ga. debates relaxing gun laws for mentally ill

ATLANTA (AP) - While some states push to tighten gun control laws after the Connecticut school massacre, some lawmakers in gun-friendly Georgia want to ease rules preventing some mentally ill people from getting licenses to carry firearms. Legislation up for a vote in Georgia's House on Thursday would allow people...

1 year 4 months ago

Ga. lawmakers debate easing gun carrying rules

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia lawmakers will debate rules Thursday that could allow more mentally ill people to carry firearms, though hasty changes may blunt some of the impact. The issue arose as House Republicans make a last-minute push on legislation permitting school districts to arm their employees and allowing those...

1 year 4 months ago

Lawmakers get violent emails over gun control

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers are becoming the target of aggressive and sometimes threatening emails and phone calls as the debate over stricter gun laws escalates in state capitols. In one Colorado case, emails and a letter to state Rep. Rhonda Fields were so charged with profanity and references to violence...

1 year 4 months ago

Opponents of NY gun law rally in Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - National Rifle Association President David Keene has told thousands of opponents of New York's new gun control law that his group will help ensure the Second Amendment rights passed down to them will be passed on to future generations. Cheered by the throng that filled the...

1 year 5 months ago

Two local sheriffs weigh in on gun debate

With the gun control debate firmly in the cross hairs at the state legislature and controversial proposals to ban assault weapons, expand background checks, and limit ammo clips, local law enforcement is having a chance to weigh in. Tonight, a conversation with both the Pueblo and Fremont County Sheriffs. ...

1 year 5 months ago

House Democrats offer own gun control plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democrats will unveil 15 gun control proposals, a package that resembles President Barack Obama's plans and will include a ban on assault weapons. People familiar with the proposal described the plan Wednesday, a day before House Democratic leaders planned to release it. These people were not...

1 year 6 months ago

Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's reviewing a list of proposals from Vice President Joe Biden about how to reduce gun violence and expects to present specifics later this week. Obama says stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on assault weapons and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines are...

1 year 6 months ago

Local church holds gun drive

After the shooting in Connecticut, a local church decides they want to try to do something to help out. That's when the folks at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pueblo got the idea for a gun drive. They asked everyone to bring in guns they no longer need or...

1 year 9 months ago

Police investigate peculiar stabbing

Colorado Springs Police officers are investigating a unusual stabbing incident that happened just before noon at the Park Meadows Apartments on Mount Werner Circle, near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Southgate Road. According to police department spokesperson Barbara Miller, a 911 call was made from the apartment at...

2 years 5 days ago

Theater shooting flares up gun law debate

The debate on gun control has become a front burner issue, but Democratic and Republican strategists agree Congress will not take up this issue after the mass shooting in Aurora. Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff echoes Governor Hickenlooper saying it isn't the weapon, it's the person who usually has...

2 years 4 months ago

Make My Day Better law goes to senate

DENVER (AP) - A proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees to use deadly force against suspected intruders faces its toughest test yet in the state Senate. Colorado homeowners already have self-defense protections against invaders under the state's "Make My Day" law but Republicans want to expand it to...

2 years 4 months ago

Secret shopper for gun training programs

State lawmakers have spent the last month considering making it legal to carry a gun without a permit, and one man is trying to fight the possibility of increased gun accidents. "Frank" is a secret shopper for gun training programs. "I concentrate on beginner gun classes, pretend that I'm a...

2 years 5 months ago

Make my day better law up for discussion

DENVER (AP) - Lawmakers will hear testimony on a proposal to allow Colorado business owners and employees the right to use deadly force against suspected intruders. The bill dubbed "Make My Day Better" expands legal protections to businesses. Colorado homeowners already have those protections under a law nicknamed "Make My...

2 years 11 months ago

Gun shot sensors in neighborhoods

The Aurora City Council is considering gunshot sensors in some of its most violent neighborhoods. Officials say the system could pinpoint the origin of a gunshot more accurately and more quickly than someone calling 911. According to the Denver Post (http://bit.ly/qd8y2i ), councilman Ryan Frazier says northwest Aurora...

3 years 1 month ago

Burress set to be released today

ROME, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Giants star Plaxico Burress is scheduled to leave prison today after nearly two years behind bars on a gun charge. Burress pleaded guilty in August 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and was sentenced to two years in prison. He's...

3 years 2 months ago

Lone gunman robs drug store early Sunday

Shortly before 4:00a.m. Sunday morning a lone male walked into the Walgreens store at 920 N. Circle Drive and jumped the pharmacy counter demanding prescription medications while brandishing a hand gun. Before officers could arrive, the gun man fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of drugs. While officers gathered...

3 years 2 months ago

Charges filed in ex-Vegas prosecutor drug case

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Felony drug, conspiracy and gun charges have been filed against an ex-prosecutor who handled the Paris Hilton and Bruno Mars drug cases in Las Vegas. Former Deputy Clark County District Attorney David Schubert didn't appear in court Thursday while his lawyer received the four-count criminal...

3 years 2 months ago

Osama bin Laden was not armed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says Osama bin Laden was not armed when a Navy SEAL raiding party confronted him during an assault on his compound in Pakistan. White House press secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that bin Laden did not have a weapon even though administration officials have...

3 years 4 months ago

Gun bill drawing lots of discussion

Lines are being drawn over State House Bill 1205. The bill would make it legal for people to carry a gun without a permit. The bill has already passed the State Judiciary Committee by a vote of 8 to 3. Annmarie Jensen with the Colorado Association of Police Chiefs...

3 years 7 months ago

Woman with gun arrested at TV station

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Police have taken a woman into custody at Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV after the building was evacuated following reports of an armed woman in the lobby. Several local media outlets say the woman was taken into custody Tuesday night and that no shots were fired....

3 years 10 months ago

Canon City man arrested on firearms charges

A Canon City man has been arrested on several federal firearms charges, including possessing a machine gun. John Joseph Waldron, 34, was arrested by the Fremont County Combined Investigations Response Team in cooperation with the ATF and the CBI. Charges include possession of a firearm by a felon,...

4 years 1 month ago

Victim of home invasion fought back

A Pueblo man said he fought back when someone broke through his front door early Thursday morning. It happened around 1:30 Thursday morning in the 2800 block of Aster on Pueblo's south side. James Otero, 28, said he fought with three armed men. During the scuffle, his two pit...

4 years 1 month ago

Colorado man on solo mission to kill bin Laden

A Colorado man is being questioned by Pakistani intelligence officials after he was found near the Afghan border carrying a sword, pistol and night-vision goggles on a solo mission to kill Osama bin Laden. Pakistani police say construction worker Gary Brooks Faulkner hasn't been charged with wrongdoing after telling...

4 years 3 months ago

Columbine father urges change in gun laws

In full-page newspaper advertisements, the father of Columbine High School shooting victim Daniel Mauser is urging Colorado Sen. Mark Udall to support a bill to expand criminal background checks at gun shows nationwide. The ads in The Denver Post and the Boulder Camera appeared Monday on the eve of...

4 years 3 months ago

Appeals court ruling supports guns at CU

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a group seeking to allow students with concealed gun permits to carry their weapons on campus. Gun rights organization Students for Concealed Carry on Campus argued that a 1994 University of Colorado policy banning concealed weapons from its campus...

4 years 5 months ago

CSU board votes to ban concealed weapons

The Colorado State University Board of Governors voted to ban concealed weapons at CSU-Pueblo and CSU Ft. Collins campuses, effective Aug. 1. This goes against the wishes of students. Last month, student governments at both universities voted to oppose the ban. However, faculty members voted in favor of the ban....

4 years 5 months ago

Man accidentlly shoots his finger

A Pueblo accidentally shot himself while cleaning his gun Wednesday afternoon. James Favorite was at his home on Pueblo's south side. He told Police Officer Erik Juno he had reassembled the gun, a 9 mm. He said he loaded a full magazine and racked the slide to see if...

4 years 5 months ago

Pueblo student takes gun to school

A Pueblo high school student is facing disciplinary action after bringing a gun to school. Pueblo City Schools spokesman Greg Sinn confirmed Friday that a student at Central High School was caught at school with a handgun. The gun was not loaded and according to Sinn the student never...

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