May 6, 2013 3:24 AM
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... more »
April 17, 2013 11:53 PM
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... more »
April 8, 2013 3:38 AM
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... more »
April 3, 2013 3:52 AM
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... more »
April 2, 2013 4:44 AM
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... more »
March 11, 2013 6:51 PM
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... more »
March 7, 2013 3:20 PM
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... more »
March 6, 2013 7:39 PM
Under the Assault Weapon Liability Act, gun manufacturers and sellers could be held accountable in the event of a tragedy involving that particular type of weapon. As you can imagine, some local gun shop owners are concerned.
"The Liability Act, it's a very bad bill," said Epie Martinez.
Martinez... more »
March 6, 2013 4:36 PM
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... more »
March 1, 2013 3:49 PM
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... more »
February 28, 2013 3:35 PM
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... more »
February 13, 2013 6:45 PM
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.
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February 6, 2013 6:24 PM
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... more »
January 14, 2013 12:14 PM
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... more »
January 9, 2013 7:42 PM
LOGANVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia mother who shot an intruder at her home is becoming a small part of the roaring gun control debate. Some firearms enthusiasts are touting Melinda Herman as a textbook example of responsible gun ownership. Police say Herman grabbed a handgun and hid in a... more »
December 31, 2012 2:53 PM
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... more »
December 3, 2012 1:24 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities have dismissed charges against a Connecticut attorney arrested in August for bringing handgun to a movie theater showing the Batman film. Sung-Ho Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband.... more »
October 17, 2012 7:09 PM
The shooting in Pueblo County last night where a property owner shot a trespasser on Hog Farm Road has raised some questions about the Make My Day law.
We found out what's in the law and when it applies.
The shooting last night happened on private property, but... more »
October 16, 2012 7:31 PM
New details today in the death of a Fowler man. We've learned that Byron Griffy died from a gunshot wound to his head. We spoke to those at the Otero County Sheriff Office who are investigating along with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Family members found Byron Griffy dead... more »
October 9, 2012 5:43 PM
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... more »
August 18, 2012 1:54 PM
Colorado Springs Police search for a suspect who robbed a Subway restaurant while armed with a gun.
It happened Friday night at the Subway on N. Academy Blvd.
Officers say one suspect entered the restaurant and demanded money.
Armed with a handgun, he left with an undisclosed amount... more »
August 7, 2012 7:16 PM
WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) - Ohio police say a man brought a gun, ammunition and several knives to a showing of the latest Batman movie so he could protect himself, not because he had sinister intentions. Westlake Police Sgt. Mark Krumheuer said 37-year-old Scott A. Smith, of North Ridgeville, brought the... more »
July 22, 2012 6:14 PM
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... more »
April 26, 2012 6:29 AM
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho man has been charged with assault after authorities say he ordered another man to perform the "moonwalk" at gunpoint. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 30-year-old John Ernest Cross was charged with the felony Tuesday in 1st District Court and appointed a public defender. Police... more »
April 18, 2012 8:08 AM
SPRING, Texas (AP) - A prosecutor says a woman has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a mother and the abduction of her newborn son near Houston. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Lignon says Verna McClain was charged early Wednesday in the killing of Kala Marie... more »
April 8, 2012 12:43 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has shot himself in the chest in Philadelphia with a gun he found under his mother's pillow. The shooting happened at around 7 p.m. Saturday in the Mayfair section of northeast Philadelphia. Police say the boy shot himself once in the left... more »
March 5, 2012 3:43 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Supreme Court has sided with opponents of a campus gun ban at the University of Colorado who claimed the ban is illegal because it was not approved by the Legislature. The court ruled Monday that lawmakers intended to take away the authority of the Board... more »
March 5, 2012 5:49 AM
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... more »
March 1, 2012 8:53 AM
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... more »
February 27, 2012 10:38 AM
A 15-year-old boy is in custody after police say he terrorized his grandmother with a gun.
Police were called out to the home on the 3000 block of Squaw Valley at about 2 a.m. Monday. They say the 15 year old had been threatening his 77-year-old grandmother for several... more »
February 15, 2012 7:28 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Federal officials say a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for burglaries of Qwik Cash Pawn in Colorado Springs.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is helping Colorado Springs police... more »
February 2, 2012 6:31 AM
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... more »
January 11, 2012 3:10 PM
PHOENIX (AP) -- A convicted felon has been arrested by police in a Phoenix suburb after telling officers that she was hiding a handgun in her bra.
Angela Lynn Milhoan is not allowed to possess a firearm. But police in Mesa, Ariz., say the 20-year-old admitted to concealing a... more »
September 6, 2011 8:45 AM
Three men are facing charges, after colorado springs police say they found drugs and a stolen gun in their car.
Colorado Springs Police say the vehicle was parked in Cottonwood Creek Park after hours yesterday morning.
When police investigated, they found three men, and three underage girls. All... more »
August 22, 2011 7:20 PM
PALISADE, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a would-be robber surprised a police officer inside a western Colorado bank and took his gun, but the suspect accidentally locked himself out and fled with no money.
Palisade Police Chief Carroll Quarles said Monday neither the suspect nor the gun has been... more »
August 10, 2011 8:18 AM
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... more »
July 31, 2011 6:40 PM
At approximately 2:30 am Sunday, Colorado Springs Police responded to the 7 Eleven at 3306 E. Fountain Blvd. Officers met with a witness who reported that he had been in an altercation with an unidentified suspect in a dark colored vehicle. According to the witness the passenger of the vehicle... more »
June 10, 2011 8:45 AM
Colorado Springs Police arrested a woman after she reportedly made threat to passengers on a Greyhound Bus with a gun and a knife.
Police stopped the bus on southbound I-25 at exit 150.
The woman identified as 37 year-old Jennifer Lembke was taken into custody fro Endangering Public... more »
June 6, 2011 6:05 AM
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... more »
May 22, 2011 10:48 AM
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... more »
May 19, 2011 12:19 PM
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... more »
May 12, 2011 3:01 PM
The arrest of a suspect in a stolen vehicle case started with a tip from a caller in Pueblo County.
Yesterday afternoon a caller told the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office a suspicious man was walking on Highway 78 west of Pueblo.
Deputies found an abandoned Qwest van and... more »
May 3, 2011 3:12 PM
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... more »
March 19, 2011 6:54 PM
Following multiple reports of shots fired around 1:45 Saturday afternoon, officers from the Falcon Division of the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to an apartment located at 4645 Spring Canyon Heights. When officers arrived they investigated what was later determined to be an accidental discharge of a .45 caliber handgun.... more »
March 11, 2011 6:09 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in Pueblo West early this morning after a disturbance at 736 E. Hahn's Peak.
Robert Kirby, 61, was charged with attempted murder, menacing and assault. A 30 year old woman at the residence said Kirby had threatened to kill her. She... more »
February 28, 2011 8:16 PM
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... more »
February 25, 2011 6:11 PM
Pueblo police say a man who was shot and killed by an on-duty police officer over nigh was armed and may have pointed a gun at the officer. The officer fired two rounds at 27-year old Robert Elmore.
The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Thursday on Pueblo's northside. Police... more »
February 25, 2011 12:28 PM
Pueblo police have identified a man shot in an officer involved shooting. The 27-year old man is Robert Daniel Elmore, according to police.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 2300 block of Longhorn Dr. on a report of a loud disturbance. Police say an officer knocked on... more »
January 22, 2011 1:58 PM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A judge has made permanent a restraining order against Greeley school board member Brett Reese and revoked his concealed weapon permit.
The Greeley Tribune reports that Reese was ordered Friday to stay at least 100 yards from a rival radio station owner. Justin Sasso says... more »
December 21, 2010 6:12 PM
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.... more »
December 21, 2010 5:56 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A woman with a gun is inside the Charlotte ABC affiliate WSOC-TV, and employees of the station have been evacuated.
Charlotte police say there was a woman who appeared to have a gun but provided no other details. WCNC-TV reports that the woman was spotted... more »
October 15, 2010 8:17 AM
A Mexican official says the search for an American tourist believed to have been shot while crossing a border lake has been temporarily called off.
Tamaulipas state attorney general's office spokesman Ruben Dario Rios Lopez told the McAllen newspaper The Monitor that the search for David Michael Hartley was... more »
September 29, 2010 7:20 PM
In Canon City, an off-duty police officer pulls his gun on a couple after a road rage incident. Now the cop is in trouble with the law. Officer William Martinez was allegedly tail-gating the couple in his personal car. The incident happened on Oak Creek Grade Rd. on June 18.... more »
September 3, 2010 10:47 AM
A teen was robbed at gunpoint in Colorado Springs late Thursday night.
Police report that a 17 year old boy was sitting in his car near Russell Middle School at about 11 p.m. when he was approached by three teens. They demanded his cell phone, then ordered him at... more »
August 31, 2010 6:42 PM
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,... more »
August 28, 2010 1:01 AM
Edna Espinoza found the openness of Bear Creek Park, in Colorado Springs, relaxing.
"(Bear Creek Park) Seemed like a nice area to bring the kids so they can just run around," Espinoza says while watching her kids on the playground.
On Friday, she's watching her kids extra closely... more »
June 17, 2010 6:32 PM
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... more »
June 16, 2010 8:20 AM
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... more »
June 15, 2010 3:38 PM
An American man armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword was detained in northern Pakistan as he tried to cross the border into Afghanistan on a mission to avenge the 9-11 attacks and kill Osama bin Laden.
Police said Gary Brooks Faulkner, a 51-year-old construction worker, was also... more »
May 13, 2010 6:00 PM
DENVER (AP) - Concealed weapons will be allowed on 13 community college campuses in Colorado.
Administrators of the state community college system decided Monday to repeal its policy banning concealed weapons from campuses in response to an April 15 court ruling against a similar ban on University of Colorado... more »
May 7, 2010 2:26 PM
Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus was on heightened alert because of reports of a man with a gun late Friday morning.
It appears that a man was seen heading to the bookstore on campus with a gun in a holster strapped to his leg. Campus police ordered shelter... more »
April 30, 2010 5:14 PM
A Colorado Springs bank robber who fired his gun at someone he tried to carjack following the robbery, is still loose at this hour.
Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Steve Noblitt says the Key Bank on S. Academy Blvd. in the Mission Trace Shopping Center was robbed by a man... more »
April 19, 2010 5:17 PM
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... more »
April 15, 2010 6:37 PM
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... more »
March 29, 2010 11:17 AM
Some of the suspects from the FBI's weekend raids in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio are expected in court today.
The FBI says the raids resulted in at least three arrests.
Federal warrants are sealed, but a federal law enforcement official said some of those arrested face gun charges... more »
February 23, 2010 11:28 AM
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.... more »
February 11, 2010 12:20 PM
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... more »
February 6, 2010 10:09 AM
A tiny toy led to big trouble for one fourth-grade New York City boy.
Patrick Timoney, a 9-year-old student at PS 52 in Staten Island, N.Y., was in the school cafeteria Tuesday playing with LEGOs when he was taken to the principal's office and threatened with suspension. One of... more »
February 5, 2010 1:55 PM
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... more »
February 4, 2010 2:52 PM
Police in Cocoa, Florida said a woman and a teenager have been arrested and charged in connection with a convenience store shooting.
Police said that 16-year-old Justin Jones and 18-year-old Ronaisha Leftridge walked into the Cumberland Farms store on Dixon Boulevard at about 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday.
Surveillance... more »
January 27, 2010 12:48 PM
A Colorado gun lobby is threatening legal action against the Colorado State University System for its proposal to ban weapons from its Fort Collins and Pueblo campuses.
The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says university officials have not shown that banning guns on campuses would improve public safety and... more »