Note: The lines below were written a couple of weeks ago, but never posted. I thought too much time had passed since the relevant events. I needn’t have worried. New opportunities arose.
Five people are dead and at least 18 are wounded following a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD). Club Q is one of Colorado Springs’ oldest LGBTQ night clubs, and it regularly hosts drag shows and community events.
To encourage citizens to attend its June 11 “Big Tent” candidate debate, Teller Country Republican Party will be once again giving away a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle to the winner of its “Awesome Silent Auction.”
As a reporter covering conservative politics, misinformation and conspiracy theories, I’m used to upsetting readers. Angry tweets and comments questioning my motives and talent are pretty standard, especially when I’m disputing a popular conspiracy theory.
State Senator Jerry Sonnenberg (R-Sterling) explained why he opposed gun bills Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law Monday while admitting he often does not know where his own guns are.
For the second week in a row, conservative activists are organizing a protest against public-health orders that have closed Colorado businesses to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Unlike the multiple protests at the state Capitol, these activists, some of whom may be openly armed, are targeting the offices of the Tri-County Health Department (TCH), the agency responsible for protecting residents of Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties.
As news breaks of the Trump administration’s plan to ban flavored e-cigarettes, Sen. Cory Gardner addressed the issue yesterday. He gave a statement to Politico, which reported that he is pushing for federal action:
Tens of thousands of Coloradans filled Denver’s Civic Center Park on Saturday as part of the national March For Our Lives rallies for gun safety. Seventeen year-old Maddie King, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, was the keynote speaker. These are just a few of the images from the event. Photos by Brett Littleton. Though not pictured here, additional events took place all over the state, including Colorado Springs, Basalt, Vail, Grand Junction and Fort Collins.
With teenagers and adults from around the country set to rally in Washington DC tomorrow for expanded gun safety laws, one Colorado lawmaker is apparently dismissing recent student activism because it wouldn’t have prevented a school shooting this week.