Columbine Dad Joins Push For National Gun Bill

DENVER (AP) — The father of a Columbine shooting victim who has since become a prominent gun-control advocate is pushing for increased background checks for guns.

Tom Mauser, father of Daniel Mauser, joined Colorado Senate Democratic Leader John Morse of Colorado Springs Thursday to call for Congress to tighten rules for background checks for gun purchases.

A rally at the state Capitol launched a “Fix Gun Check” two-day tour through Colorado. Gun-control advocates planned to drive a mobile billboard calling for congressional action.

Mayors from big and smaller cities have joined the effort, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Denver Mayor Bill Vidal is the coalition’s only listed member in Colorado.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  • Mik

    Sorry Mr Mauser– Guns don’t kill people — people kill people

    • Izzard

      ‘and monkeys would kill people too, if they had guns’
      Eddie Izzard

  • 11thcav69-70

    amen to the above comment, guns cant pull its own trigger,as a viet nam vet
    nd having been trained on types of weapons and as public servent for over
    24yrs as poice ofcr/dep sheriff, ive see most of the bad side of people,guns
    dont kill others, every day some nut case is born, the 2nd amendemnt,does
    anyone belive in it anymore,i bet the founding fathers of this great country
    are turning over in their graves !!!

  • Child of God

    If you think that gun control is going to keep everyone safe, you are wrong. Mankind has been killing each other for thousands of years and with a wide variety of weapons. You might as well try to control wooden sticks because we used those at one point in history and they are still around. Until we as a people learn to live by Gods word and treat each other with respect and compassion, there will always be unfortunate losses not by guns but by the person using them. Come to think of it, I think I could get a stick thru a metal detector very easily.

  • Cal Emerson

    Interesting to see how people are still fighting against guns.

    As someone who was relentlessly bullied and also eventually became the bully, I’ve written a book on my experiences that sheds massive light on this subject. It’s called “Transcending Columbine.”

    I have a 58-page sample chapter available for download on my website along with a brief overview of the main content of the book. Check it out :-D This book will Transform the way the world views and responds to the issues of bullying and school violence – and gun control.

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