Colorado, Missouri Governors Share Thoughts On Shooting Tragedies

August 3, 2015

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.

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