Gun Control

10:35am

Thu August 29, 2013
Politics

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 11:12 am

A weapon is used on the indoor firing range at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Fla., in April.
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The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.

The two actions — to be announced by Vice President Joe Biden at the swearing-in of Todd Jones, the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — will join 23 others that the president has issued in an effort to reduce gun violence.

They are part of a set of recommendations from the vice president unveiled in January.

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8:39am

Thu August 29, 2013
It's All Politics

How California Is Turning The Rest Of The West Blue

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 11:15 am

Newcomers from California are helping to shake up the politics in the Mountain West.
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Colorado's politics have become positively Californian lately. There are new restrictions on guns. Pot is legal. The legislative agenda featured an expansion of alternative-energy use requirements for rural consumers. Gay couples can now enter into civil unions.

There's a reason for all this.

Lots of Californians have moved to Denver and its environs, bringing a progressive strain of politics with them and angering more conservative parts of the state — so much so that 10 northeastern counties are planning symbolic but serious votes on secession this fall.

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12:56am

Tue August 20, 2013
National

One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 6:57 am

Firearms seized during a sweep by the Los Angeles Police Department using the California's Armed Prohibited Persons System initiative. The program uses a database to identify gun owners who are no longer allowed to possess a firearm.
Damian Dovarganes AP

In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when he or she is convicted of a crime or becomes mentally ill.

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10:31am

Tue August 6, 2013
Parks & Rec

Gun Control Measures Haven’t Dissuaded Hunters

Credit Daniel Mayer (Mav) / Wikimedia Commons

Leftover hunting licenses go on sale Tuesday at Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices and retailers statewide. These limited licenses did not sell during the annual drawing process that happened in the spring.

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8:26am

Thu August 1, 2013

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