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Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Police Unions Push For Medical Coverage Of PTSD

Police unions across the U.S. are pushing for officers to be able to collect workers’ compensation benefits if they suffer post-traumatic stress disorder, whether they got it from the general stress of police work or from responding to a deadly shooting rampage.

05/16/2014

Rep. Mike Coffman (credit: CBS)

Parents Of Aurora Victims Slam Rep. Mike Coffman

The parents of two people killed in the Aurora theater shooting Wednesday criticized Republican Rep. Mike Coffman for not supporting a federal law to mandate background checks for all people who buy guns.

04/23/2014

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Colorado Background Check Data Doesn’t Tell Whole Story

Supporters of universal background checks for firearms purchases in Colorado cite the 104 denials for gun buys as evidence the new law is working.

02/06/2014

Sen. Angela Giron, left, and Sen. John Morse, right (credit: CBS)

Morse, Giron Lose Recalls Over Gun Laws Support

Two Democratic state lawmakers who backed tighter gun laws in the aftermath of mass shootings have been kicked out of office in a recall election promoted by both grassroots activists and the National Rifle Association.

09/10/2013

Sen. Angela Giron, left, and Sen. John Morse, right (credit: CBS)

Campaigns Push To Turn Out Voters In Recall Election

Two Democratic lawmakers who voted for new Colorado firearms restrictions faced the first legislative recalls in state history Tuesday, elections that tested popular support for gun limits in a state with a strong tradition embracing Second Amendment rights.

09/10/2013

Rally goers with Gun Rights Across America demonstrated at the same time as a survivors rally in the Aurora theater shooting organized by Mayors Against Illegal Guns at Cherry Creek State Park (credit: CBS)

Aurora, Newtown Survivors Honor Theater Victims

Survivors of mass shootings in Aurora and Connecticut were among those gathered Friday at Cherry Creek State Park to honor those killed in the massacre at an Aurora movie theater a year after the attack.

07/19/2013

A gunman opened fire on people attending "The Dark Knight Rises" debut at the Century 16 theaters at the Aurora Mall on July 20, 2012. (credit: CBS)

Have Aurora, Newtown Affected Screen Violence?

It was a year ago this week that the sickening sound of gunfire rang out at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo.

07/16/2013

Mark Kelly at the Colorado Capitol on Monday (credit: CBS)

Gun Rights Supporters Descend On Colorado Capitol As Bills Advance

Firearm restrictions pitched by Colorado Democrats advanced Monday, as the battle over them intensified with hundreds of gun rights supporters cramming the state Capitol and circling the building all day with car horns blaring.

03/04/2013

Gun magazines manufactured by Magpul in Colorado (credit: CBS)

Hickenlooper Will Support Bill Limiting Gun Magazine Rounds

Gov. John Hickenlooper says he will support Rep. Rhonda Fields’ bill limiting rounds in gun magazines. The governor spoke with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd about the gun control issue on Tuesday.

02/26/2013

Lawmakers during the gun control hearing on Tuesday (credit: CBS)

Colorado House Democrats Advance Gun Control Bills

Colorado Democrats gave initial approval to expanding background checks on firearm purchases Tuesday, as well as setting new ammunition limits, starting an intense debate over stricter gun laws that drew hundreds to the state Capitol.

02/13/2013

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