Guns http://krcc.org en Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal http://krcc.org/post/democrats-strike-down-background-check-repeal <p>The gun debate that riveted the state capitol last session once again took center stage yesterday. As Bente&nbsp;Birkeland reports, emotions were strong, but compared to last year, fewer people came to the capitol to testify on a key gun bill.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Republicans have vowed to repeal a package of gun control proposals that the Democrats passed. The first bill in their sights? The bill that brought universal background checks and fees for gun purchases to Colorado.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 22:56:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 14714 at http://krcc.org Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal Guns Stay Hot Topic at Statehouse http://krcc.org/post/guns-stay-hot-topic-statehouse <p>After dominating last year’s legislative session, state lawmakers are once again beginning to debate the issue of guns. Republicans are taking the lead this time around, trying to repeal many Democratic bills including stepped up background checks.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The background check law was part of a larger package of gun control bills Democrats passed in the wake of the Aurora Theater shooting and shooting in Newtown Connecticut. Republicans say Democrats overreached. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:55:26 +0000 Bente Birkeland 14636 at http://krcc.org Guns Stay Hot Topic at Statehouse Lawmakers Reflect on Gun Laws http://krcc.org/post/lawmakers-reflect-gun-laws <p></p><p></p><p>State lawmakers are once again heading into a legislative session following a school shooting. Colorado passed controversial gun laws earlier this year in the wake of the Aurora theatre shooting and the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Bente Birkeland takes a look back at the gun legislation and talks to lawmakers who are taking stock of things.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 12909 at http://krcc.org Lawmakers Reflect on Gun Laws New Background Check Law Impacts Gun Sales http://krcc.org/post/new-background-check-law-impacts-gun-sales <p></p><p>Democratic state lawmakers say a new law requiring universal background checks for gun purchases is working well. Data from the Department of Public Safety shows 2% of private gun sales were blocked because of the law.</p><p></p><p>Seventy-two sales were stopped because the would-be buyer was convicted or charged with a serious crime; such as murder, sexual assault, possession of dangerous drugs and theft.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:09:25 +0000 Bente Birkeland 12605 at http://krcc.org New Background Check Law Impacts Gun Sales Another State Lawmaker Targeted for Recall http://krcc.org/post/another-state-lawmaker-targeted-recall <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; ">Colorado senate Democrats blasted gun rights groups today for trying to recall another state lawmaker. Two Democrats were ousted in September over support for stricter gun laws. The latest campaign targets Westminster Democrat Evie Hudak.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:43:38 +0000 Bente Birkeland 9794 at http://krcc.org Another State Lawmaker Targeted for Recall Magazine Law Injunction Declared Unneeded http://krcc.org/post/magazine-law-injunction-declared-unneeded <p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; ">A group of sheriffs aiming to overturn new gun laws are happy with language they say clears up confusion. Yesterday, attorneys for the two sides came to an agreement on the measure that limits magazine rounds to fifteen. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 13:06:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5438 at http://krcc.org Magazine Law Injunction Declared Unneeded Judge to Consider Challenges to New Gun Laws http://krcc.org/post/judge-consider-challenges-new-gun-laws <p><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 24px; ">A lawsuit filed by more than 50 Colorado sheriffs challenging two new gun laws is scheduled to go in front of a judge today. The laws went into effect July 1st. Now, an attorney representing the sheriffs is asking for the parts of the law setting limits on gun magazines be put on hold. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5370 at http://krcc.org Judge to Consider Challenges to New Gun Laws