Gun Control in Colorado

NEWS
11:34 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Looming Politics: Colorado’s 2015 Legislative Session

The Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver offers historical tours.
Credit Flickr.com/chocolatedisco

With the dust from the election finally settling, all eyes are on the next legislative session.  To figure out what exactly is on the horizon, KVNF's Jake Ryan talked with statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland.

Bente believes the biggest issue facing the legislature will be the topic of oil and gas.  The Governor's task force will be giving suggestions, but the impact they will have is unknown.  With a divided legislature, gun control will come up but she doubts any changes to the existing laws will happen. 
 

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NEWS
8:53 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Private Gun Sales See Effect From New Background Check Law

Bill Bradford Flickr - Creative Commons

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 6:33 am

Democratic state lawmakers say a new law requiring universal background checks for gun purchases is working well. Data from the Department of Public Safety shows 2 percent of private gun sales were blocked because of the law.

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NEWS
8:26 am
Wed November 20, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Headlines

  • Pilot Dies in Plane Crash Near Cedaredge
  • Feds Investigating Pagosa Springs Resort for possible links to Drug Money
  • Coloradans Still Have Mixed Feelings on Hickenlooper Policies
  • Forecasters Sending Warnings about Backcountry Avalanches
  • Rifle Man Dies in Crash on I-70
  • Gun Reform Advocates Rally in Denver
NEWS
11:37 am
Mon July 1, 2013

New Gun Regulations Take Effect

Tim Gonzales, Owner/Operator of Backcountry Goods Trading in Hotchkiss
Credit Travis Bubenik, KVNF.

Two new Colorado gun regulations went into effect July 1st, a response from lawmakers to last year's mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. 

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NEWS
8:41 am
Thu June 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, June 27, 2013

  • Vision Home and Community Program Launches Delta County’s First Charter School
  • North Fork Valley Named Official Creative District
  • Group Pushes for Increase On Taxes to Benefit Public Schools
  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to over 81,000 Acres, Still Uncontained
  • Magpul gives away magazines before state gun laws go into effect
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Local Newscast
8:31 am
Mon May 20, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, May 20, 2013

Headlines:

  • Conservation groups urge BLM to end secrecy
  • Montrose Library reduces hours, will begin Saturday closures in July
  • BLM approves plan for new multi-use trail system near Ridgeway
  • Sheriffs in 54 of 64 state counties join protest against new gun control laws
  • Montrose resident comments on treatment of circus animals
  • North Fork prep track teams earn many honors at state meet
  • ISeeChange report on bird populations at Hart's Basin

Local Newscast
8:29 am
Thu March 14, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, March 14, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gun magazine limit goes to Governor for signature
  • Gun store owner in Grand Junction discusses current trends
  • Paonia public meeting Monday to plan new facilities at PHS
  • Crane Days take place this weekend in Eckert
  • Parks and Wildlife officials urge caution when collecting antlers

Capitol Coverage
8:21 am
Thu March 14, 2013

High Capacity Magazine Ban Heads to Governor

One of the most controversial Democratic gun bills at the statehouse is now headed to the Governor for his signature. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
9:04 am
Tue February 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • West Elk Mine Has Long Record of Perfect Compliance
  • "Day of Resistance" Rallies Against Gun Control
  • Colorado Wild Horses Moving To Montana
  • Thompson Divide Leasing Options Confusing
  • Illegal Immigrants Likely To Get In-state Tuition
  • What Sequestration Might Mean To Colorado
Capitol Coverage
9:23 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Capitol Conversation: the Gun Debate Turns Weird

Colorado’s gun control debate is making national news because of remarks from one Democratic lawmaker about rape. The comments came during a debate on banning concealed carry weapons on college campuses. As part of our capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland takes a look at the political ramifications and what's driving the story.


Local Newscast
8:57 am
Mon February 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Monday, February 25, 2013

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation: Gun Control Debate Gets Weird
  • BLM May Allow Bypass Of Oil Shale Development Procedures
  • Bears In-Town Forays Higher Than Ever Last Year
  • iSeeChange Update: Biking Season on Jumbo Mountain Extended
  • Paonia Wrestlers Win Second State Title in a Row, Fourth Overall
Local Newscast
8:25 am
Tue February 19, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Headlines:

  • Regulators seek to define terms in Amendment 64
  • Dems pass controversial gun control bills in state house
  • Wildlife experts seeking help in restoring black-footed ferrets
  • Former Interior Secretary Babbitt urges conservation

Capitol Coverage
7:24 am
Tue February 19, 2013

House Dems Pass Gun Bills

A controversial package of Democratic gun control bills cleared the house yesterday. The measures now head to the state senate. And as Bente Birkeland reports the bills still face strong opposition from Republicans and some Democrats.


Local Newscast
8:23 am
Thu February 14, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Thursday, February 14, 2013

Headlines:

  • Lawmakers debate concealed weapons on college campuses
  • Local Sports Report
  • Police report record number of DUI arrests over Super Bowl Weekend
  • KVNF cub reporters interview Paonia about Valentine's Day

Capitol Coverage
7:40 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Lawmakers Debate Guns on College Campuses

Guns were once again the focus at the Colorado Statehouse on Wednesday. A Democratic proposal to ban concealed carry weapons on college campuses got its first hearing in the house education committee. It highlights the longer battle that will take place this session on gun laws. Bente Birkeland has more.

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Local Newscast
8:31 am
Wed February 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Headlines:

  • Gov. Hickenlooper says fracking is safe, testifies before Senate
  • NY town bans any discussion of fracking in public meetings
  • Two gun control bills pass in Judiciary Committee
  • Marijuana regulators in Colorado grapple with safety issues
  • State Republicans starting to favor instate tuition for illegals

Capitol Coverage
7:24 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Gun Bills Pass in Judiciary Committee

A huge crowd turned out at the state capitol on Tuesday for a hearing on two key Democratic gun proposals. One measure would require universal background checks for gun purchases; the other would ban high capacity magazines. Both bills passed their first test, the house judiciary committee. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Local Newscast
8:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, February 11, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM defers leases from Mesa Verde, Dinosaur National Monument
  • Poll shows residents of Rocky Mountain states strongly favor conservation
  • Dems at State House face conflict from friends and foes over gun control
  • Western Slope Conservation Center moves forward after merger of non-profits

Capitol Coverage
7:29 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Dems discuss strict gun control measures

State Democrats recently unveiled their much-anticipated package of bills aimed at curbing gun violence. As part of our capitol conversation series, Bente Birkeland takes a look at the chances of the bills passing, and the internal debate among state Democrats.


Local Newscast
8:50 am
Fri February 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Friday, February 8, 2013

Headlines:

  • Shots Fired At West End Traffic Stop
  • McClure Pass Wreck Sends Three To Hospital
  • State Senate Takes Up Civil Unions Bill
  • State Rep Wants To Promote Hemp Over Pot
  • Fire and Drought Depress Rafting Visits in 2012
  • NRA Meets With Governor Over Gun Control

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