No Felony Charges for Lawmaker Who Brought Loaded Gun to DIA

A Republican state lawmaker who was arrested for bringing a gun to Denver International Airport will not be criminally prosecuted. As our statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the Boulder District Attorney’s office says Thursday that there’s not enough evidence for a criminal […]

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Reveal: Where criminals get their guns

Across the country, criminals are arming themselves in unexpected ways. In Florida, they’re stealing guns from unlocked cars and gun stores. In other places, they’re getting them from the police themselves, as cash-strapped departments sell their used weapons to buy […]

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Governor Reaction to Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has reached out to Nevada’s governor to offer help following the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Bente  Birkeland has more from the state capitoll. https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/kgnu-news/2017/10/100217NVShooting.mp3   Hickenlooper says he texted with Governor Brian Sandoval to see […]

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Reveal: What cops aren’t learning

Some police departments are embracing tactics designed to reduce the use of force – and prevent shootings. Rather than rushing in aggressively, officers back off, wait out people in crisis and use words instead of weapons. It’s a technique called […]

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Capitol Coverage: Dems reject GOP Guns in Schools Bill

A Republican bill aimed at encouraging school districts to set training standards for conceal carry in school has passed in the state senate. But as Bente Birkeland reports, Democrats rejected the bill saying it would lead to more guns in […]

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Guns on campus

Last week a rural school district in Colorado announced that teachers would be allowed to carry guns in class. This came on the 4th anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre. The Board of Education for Hanover School District #28, which […]

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Gun violence and suicide

Guns are the single most frequent cause of suicide deaths nationwide and in Colorado. 79% of gun deaths in Colorado in 2015 were suicides.  A forum in Boulder on November 13th explores the connection between guns and suicide. Barbara Trager […]

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