In light of recent violence between police and communities of color, the governor reflects on what can be done to prevent such violence in Colorado.
The issue is in the news because of the death of a Minnesota man whose family says he was carrying a weapon legally when he was shot by a police officer.
- Nearly 30,000 firearms were sold last month, a 30 percent increase over June of last year.Read more
In Fort Morgan on the Eastern Plains, the Orlando nightclub shooting seems to have done little to change conversation over gun rights.
- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation recorded 31,900 applications in the first five months of 2016.Read more
The effort by mental health activists and gun sellers provides suicide-prevention information to customers and shop owners.
A new initiative, the Colorado Gun Shop Project, aims to get the suicide prevention message out to gun owners.
The answer comes down to who has access to the guns. Many sworn police officers who provide school security already do. In Douglas County, non-sworn security officers soon will.
- The eight members of the armed patrol division who could access the weapons are a small part of the district’s security team.Read more
- National guidelines encourage ER physicians to ask about firearms and other items that could be lethal implements. But only about half do.Read more