Public college campuses in Colorado would be off-limits for concealed weapons under a bill that passed its first legislative test Wednesday.
Gun-rights activists and college students thronged the Capitol Wednesday to see lawmakers debate concealed weapons on campuses.
Rep. Rhonda Fields stood before her colleagues recently and told them about her dead son. He would have turned 30 that day.
The Colorado Department of Public Safety plans to ask lawmakers for $500,000 hoping to add staff to handle all the background checks for people wanting to buy guns.
Five months after a movie theater massacre in suburban Denver shocked the nation, Gov. John Hickenlooper now says “the time is right” for state lawmakers to consider gun control measures.
A proposal to double the amount of money the state can pay out to fire victims failed to pass in the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday.
Republicans want to create a commission to pay victims of a wildfire southwest of Denver that killed three people and damaged two dozen homes.
Colorado lawmakers moved forward with a measure to scale back prosecutors’ discretion to charge children as adults.
The percentage of Colorado inmates with mental health problems who were placed in solitary confinement more than doubled between 1999 and 2008, and many were released from prison without having a chance to readjust to human interaction.
People in Colorado wouldn’t need a permit to carry a concealed weapon under a bill headed for approval in the Republican-led state House.
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