Gun Control

2:48pm

Mon March 4, 2013
Politics

Marathon Session For All Gun Bills At The Colorado Capitol

A protestor waves a flag alongside traffic outside of the capitol building Monday
Bente Birkeland

8:56am

Mon March 4, 2013

8:10am

Mon March 4, 2013
Politics

Gun Violence Discussion Still Dominates Under the Gold Dome

Bente Birkeland

Gun control continues to be a top priority for lawmakers at the Colorado capitol. This week the state Senate is setting aside extra rooms and extra time for two committees taking up a series of controversial bills.

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2:55pm

Wed February 27, 2013
It's All Politics

For Bloomberg, Guns (Like Big Sodas) Are A Health Issue

Originally published on Wed February 27, 2013 3:17 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks to the media outside the White House after meeting with Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss the administration's proposals to reduce gun violence.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

The victory of a pro-gun-control candidate in the Illinois Democratic primary race to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was also a political win for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose superPAC backed the winner over a candidate it linked to the NRA.

But Robin Kelly's victory Tuesday was, for Bloomberg, more than just another achievement on the gun control front. It was one more win in Bloomberg's unique assault on what he views as the public health problems of our time.

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1:36pm

Wed February 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Senate Hearing On Gun Control Turns Emotional

Neil Heslin, father of six-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Jesse Lewis, holds a picture of him with Jesse as he testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Things on Capitol Hill today turned emotional, when Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son was killed in Sandy Hook, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Throughout, Heslin held a picture of him holding his son Jesse Lewis, who was 6 at the time of rampage, during his first Christmas. Two other oversized pictures of a smiling Jesse were place on easels beside him.

Heslin's voice cracked almost from the beginning, when he said Jesse was killed about 20 minutes after he dropped him off at school.

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