The efforts bring the number of recalls now underway to four
DENVER–Two more recall campaigns against Democratic legislators launched Thursday after receiving approval from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office.
State Sens. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) and Evie Hudak (D-Lakewood) become the latest electoral targets of gun-rights advocates incensed over the three gun-control bills passed by the Democratic legislature and signed in March by the governor. Both Giron and Hudak supported the bills. Read more »
The signs are the brainchild of George Rivera, the party’s director of community outreach and retired Pueblo deputy chief of police
DENVER–The Pueblo County Republican Party has the perfect gift for gun-control advocates who want to show their gun-free pride.
The party is selling professionally printed signs that say “GUN FREE ZONE” for display outside homes and businesses. Also available for sale are signs for gun-rights advocates saying, “NOT A GUN FREE ZONE.” Read more »
The bill is just one piece of a legislative package aimed at clamping down on the state’s booming oil-and-gas industry
DENVER–Gov. John Hickenlooper wasn’t wild about a bill to remove industry experts from the state oil-and-gas commission before, and it’s unclear whether he’ll like it any better now that it’s been reworked by House Democrats. Read more »
Sheriffs from 17 counties held a press conference near Obama’s event Wednesday in opposition to new gun-control measures
DENVER–President Obama’s speech here Wednesday was intended to showcase Colorado as a model for gun-control reform, but instead the event may have illustrated why his push for tougher laws is rapidly losing steam. Read more »
PROPS? Gun-rights advocates decried the use of Denver police during President Obama’s gun control remarks here Wednesday
DENVER–President Obama’s gun-control speech Wednesday at the Denver Police Academy is expected to feature a backdrop of uniformed police officers, and that could be a problem.
A Denver officer has filed an ethics complaint after the department offered police the opportunity to appear in uniform behind the president during his remarks Wednesday at the Denver Police Academy. Read more »
Gun-rights advocates have accused the White House and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg of orchestrating the state legislature’s push for gun control
DENVER–There may be a few party-crashers when President Obama arrives Wednesday to celebrate Colorado’s newly approved gun-control laws.
Sixteen Colorado county sheriffs announced Tuesday they would hold a press conference shortly before the president’s visit to “share their perspective on Colorado’s restrictive gun laws and President Obama’s advocacy visit to the state.” Read more »
HiViz follows Magpul Industries, which announced it would relocate after passage of three gun-control bills
DENVER–Another firearms company is planning to leave Colorado in reaction to Democratic gun-control bills signed last month by the governor.
Philip Howe, president and CEO of HiViz Shooting Systems, a Fort Collins manufacturer that makes firearms accessories, said in a statement released Monday he made the decision to relocate with “mixed emotions.” Read more »
Given that Holmes’ guilt is not in doubt, the defense is expected to plead not guilty by reason of insanity
CENTENNIAL –Prosecutors announced Monday they would seek the death penalty for Aurora theater shooting suspect James Eagan Holmes.
Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler said he reached his decision after prosecutors spoke with more than 800 victims and relatives of those killed in the July 20 shooting, which left 12 dead and 58 injured.
“In this case, for James Eagan Holmes, justice is death,” said Brauchler in a hearing at the Arapahoe County Courthouse. Read more »
The bill is one of several designed to crack down on the oil-and-gas industry in response to an outcry over drilling by environmentalists
DENVER–Unless they try to ban microbreweries, Democrats are unlikely to introduce anything less appealing to Gov. John Hickenlooper this year than House Bill 1269, which would overhaul the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). Read more »
Hunting is big business in Colorado: The industry contributed $1.8 billion to the state’s economy in 2012
DENVER–For hunters considering a trip to Colorado, Michael Bane has a suggestion: Try New Mexico instead.
Or Utah. Or Montana. Anywhere but Colorado, he says, because “Colorado doesn’t want you here.” Read more »