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1 year 4 months ago

Morse and Giron welcome recall elections

The two Democratic state lawmakers targeted in special recall elections this fall say they welcome political fight. A Denver District Court Judge today upheld the recall petitions challenged by State Senator John Morse of Colorado Springs and State Senator Angela Giron of Pueblo. Morse said in response that he...

1 year 4 months ago

Republican challengers enter recall elections

COLORADO SPRINGS - Two Republican challengers have entered the race to replace Democratic State Senators John Morse and Angela Giron. Former Colorado Springs City Councilman Bernie Herpin is running because he believes voters deserve to be heard. He feels like gun rights supporters were ignored by Morse while voting...

1 year 4 months ago

Hundreds bear arms in Westcliffe parade

CUSTER COUNTY - The Fourth of July Parade in the town of Westcliffe looked like many Independence Day celebrations with floats, horse riding groups and fire trucks. However, what set this parade apart were all of the guns. There were moms with guns, dads with guns and even kids with...

1 year 5 months 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 6 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 7 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 7 months ago

Sheriffs criticize Colorado gun laws

DENVER - Sheriffs from more than a dozen Colorado counties held a news conference Wednesday to highlight what they see as flaws with the state's new gun control laws. The event was held a short distance away from the Denver Police Academy where President Obama held up the gun laws...

1 year 7 months ago

NRA Day controversy highlights political divide

COLORADO SPRINGS - El Paso County Commissioners will vote this week whether to declare Thursday as Friends of the National Rifle Association Day . The resolution of appreciation is entirely symbolic. "They're fabulous community partners," said commissioner Peggy Littleton, who doesn't mind people knowing that she carries a concealed...

1 year 8 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 9 months ago

Colo. House voting on gun-control measures

DENVER (AP) - Colorado House Democrats are expected to take final votes on new ammunition limits and expanded background checks in a debate that has drawn attention from the White House. The Democratic-led House planned to take votes Monday morning on gun-control proposals that are responses to the mass shootings...

1 year 9 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 10 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...

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