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Aurora shooting victim’s family at State of Union speech

AURORA  | The mother and uncle of a teenager who was killed in the Aurora movie theater shooting are planning to attend President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. The Denver Post reports Theresa and Dave Hoover, who lost …

Gun victims' relatives emerge as advocates

Gun victims’ relatives emerge as advocates

Victims of tragedy long have played major roles in the nation's most dramatic public policy debates, and there are few more bitter, or expensive than this year's legislative battle over gun control

Obama's gun measures face a tough road in Congress

Obama’s gun measures face a tough road in Congress

"I will put everything I've got into this, and so will Joe," the president said. "But I tell you, the only way we can change is if the American people demand it."

With gun-control bills in sight, city lawmakers say they’ll wait for specific proposals before weighing in

With gun-control bills in sight, city lawmakers say they’ll wait for specific proposals before weighing in

“Who’s to say who’s mentally ill? Hoarders are mentally ill. If I’m a hoarder, I can’t have a gun?” said Councilwoman Renie Peterson

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

"To make a real and lasting difference, Congress must act," Obama said. "And Congress must act soon."

Biden to meet with NRA to discuss gun safety

Biden to meet with NRA to discuss gun safety

The NRA, the nation's largest gun-rights group, has blocked gun-control efforts in the past and is opposing any new ones.

Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

Biden to meet with gun-safety, victims groups

Obama has vowed to move swiftly on the recommendations, a package expected to include both legislative proposals and executive action

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control lobbying effort

"Achieving reforms to reduce gun violence and prevent mass shootings will mean matching gun lobbyists in their reach and resources," they wrote in the column.

Predicting who's at risk for violence isn't easy

Predicting who’s at risk for violence isn’t easy

"They're yellow flags. They only become red flags once the blood is spilled," he said.

Aurora Lawmakers, victims, call for gun control

Aurora Lawmakers, victims, call for gun control

“It’s too easy for criminals to get access to dangerous weapons. We need to do something about that,” said Fields, whose son and his fiancee were gunned down in 2005.