Colorado Bureau of Investigation
Democrats rejected an attempt Monday to repeal new background checks for private and online firearm sales in Colorado, arguing the law adopted last year in the wake of mass shootings is preventing criminals from buying guns.
Republicans making a case to repeal Colorado gun background checks on private and online sales say the new requirements burden law-abiding citizens.
Expanded background checks for firearm sales in Colorado were passed by Democrats last year at great political cost. Now Republicans are offering up a bill to repeal the law, reigniting the debate over gun control during an election year.
A shooting involving police and a motorist backed up heavy weekend ski traffic on westbound Interstate 70 Friday evening.
The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is allowing school district administrators back into the Arapahoe High School facility where a gunman shot a student at point-blank range before killing himself.
An investigation was underway by federal and other authorities after someone smashed computers and other equipment and set fire to the federal Bureau of Land Management office in Gunnison.
Investigators say a fire at a Bureau of Land Management office is suspicious.
The owner of a Denver tobacco shop facing charges for allegedly selling spice appeared in court on Monday.
A former Montezuma County undersheriff charged with using taxpayer money to pay for personal items, including firearms, tried to sell three of those weapons by posting classified newspaper ads, according to recently unsealed court documents.
The first month of background checks on private firearm sales in Colorado resulted in 10 denials for people with criminal records.