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Connecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.
President Barack Obama is traveling to Colorado next week to discuss the state’s new gun control laws with law enforcement and community leaders.
Colorado’s governor signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms, signaling a change for Democrats who have traditionally shied away from gun control in a state with a pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance.
Amid a chorus of recent announcements that schools nationwide are adding police officers or enhancing security measures, a new agreement between schools and police in Denver stands out.
The actions of “lock out, lock down, evacuate and shelter” is now language for students and staff when a crisis happens in schools. It’s used in some of the largest school districts in Colorado and in more than 5,000 districts nationwide.
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