Approximately two hundred people rallied at the state Capitol Saturday against Colorado’s new “red flag” law, which allows guns to be taken from people deemed a threat to themselves or others.
If You Want a Semi-Automatic AR-15, Maybe You Should Start Going to Republican Fundraisers in Colorado
If you want to start amassing guns, you might consider attending Republican Party fundraisers in Colorado.
Colorado’s Senate Republicans killed a bill Monday night that would have allowed law enforcement officials to ask the courts for permission to seize guns from people who are deemed to pose a “significant risk” to themselves or others.
“Live auction” item at El Paso County Republican Party fundraiser: an AR-15, the type of weapon used to kill 17 Florida students
We know some people want to have their own military-style semi-automatic AR-15 assault rifle.
Former Colorado lawmaker tweets that killing coyotes is a “valid use” of AR-15, which was used by Florida shooter
After 17 were killed in a Florida school shooting with an AR-15 rifle, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) took to the radio airwaves to defend the military-style semi-automatic firearm, saying “the AR-15 is a gun that is used in my district by farmers and ranchers to shoot pests, raccoons, or foxes or other smaller animals that are trying get into their chickens or disrupt their operations.”
In support of the March for Our Lives, progressive advocacy organization MoveOn.org Civic Action has commissioned billboards challenging Republican members of Congress for their acceptance of campaign funding from the National Rifle Association and continued opposition to gun safety measures in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. In Colorado, these billboards challenge Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Mike Coffman.
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.
Colorado conservatives lash out at students who advocate for gun safety laws or plan to walk out of class tomorrow
Last month, after students from Parkland, Florida began speaking out for gun safety laws in the wake of a massacre at their high school, Denver conservative radio host Randy Corporon went on the attack, calling the students “manipulated damaged children” and “brainwashed Florida teenagers” and accusing “the left” of “seizing on this tragedy and weaponizing these children against the rights of fellow American citizens, and against a political party, and against an organization like the NRA.”
The Denver Post took time to extract the actual newsworthy information from Sunday’s Face-the-Nation interview, featuring U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), instead of simply transcribing the main topic of the senator’s appearance on national TV.