Colorado, Missouri Governors Share Thoughts On Shooting Tragedies

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<p>A row of crosses stands along Alameda Avenue near the intersection of Sable Boulevard to honor the 12 victims of the massacre at a nearby movie theatre, and to mark the third anniversary of the killing spree, on Monday, July 20, 2015, in Aurora, Colo.</p>

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon are sharing their thoughts on shooting tragedies that have dominated their time in office, including the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and the James Holmes' theater shootings in Aurora.

Nixon said at a conference in Aspen that his state plans new police training standards. The Aspen Times reports Hickenlooper said he would like to see universal background checks for people purchasing guns because he is convinced tougher laws have kept some weapons out of the wrong hands in recent years.