Normally, it’s a low time of year in Colorado politics. No general election, no Governor’s race. The state capitol is quiet and the hustle and bustle of the legislative session is long gone.
The number of people getting permits to carry concealed weapons in Colorado has jumped dramatically this year.
September 10th will be a make or break day for two Colorado lawmakers facing recall.
Originally published on Sat July 20, 2013 4:13 am
To pediatricians, guns are a health issue.
Firearms remain a leading cause of death and injury for young people. The doctors say the evidence shows that homes are safer for kids, and adults for that matter, when guns aren't around.
Pediatricians say doctors should ask their patients — or their parents, in the case of very young children — if there is a gun in the house.
Illinois became the last state in the U.S. to legalize carrying concealed weapons after state lawmakers overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
Tuesday's votes — 41-17 in the Senate and 77-31 in the House — came just before a federal appeals court deadline to pass a form of concealed-carry.