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Expanded duty to report threats becomes law as reaction to Aurora theater shooting

DENVER | A proposal to expand the duty of mental health professionals in Colorado to report threats has been signed into law. The bill signed Monday by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is a response to the Aurora movie theater shooting. …

Telling secrets: Protecting therapists who report patients' threats

Telling secrets: Protecting therapists who report patients’ threats

some therapists say the situation in Colorado isn’t completely clear, and they have long been concerned that a therapist can be sued by a client claiming that an alert to police was a false and slanderous alarm

Colorado gun laws argued in federal court

Colorado gun laws argued in federal court

In his opening statement, Deputy Attorney General Matthew Grove noted Colorado's tortured history with mass shootings, from the Columbine High School attack in 1999 to the Aurora movie theater massacre in 2012. He also mentioned the shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012

Bill expanding duty to report mental health threats advances

DENVER | The Colorado Senate advanced a bill to expand the authority of mental health providers to report threats to places like movie theaters and schools. The bill unanimously passed the Senate Health and Human Services Thursday and will now …

GOP critical of new Colorado background check data

GOP critical of new Colorado background check data

Republican Senate Leader Bill Cadman said Monday that he was "extremely concerned that such misleading information would be provided as factually based testimony by the senior law enforcement professional in Colorado."

Senator says he didn’t mean to hurt Aurora victims

COLORADO SPRINGS | State Sen. Bernie Herpin says he didn’t mean to worsen the pain of the Aurora theater shooting victims when he said it might have been a “good thing” that the shooter had a 100-round magazine that jammed …

GOP effort to repeal ammo magazine limits fails

GOP effort to repeal ammo magazine limits fails

"Perhaps James Holmes would not have been able to purchase a 100-round magazine," Herpin responded. "As it turns out, that was maybe a good thing, that he had a 100-round magazine, because it jammed. If he had instead had four, five, six 15-round magazines, there's no telling how much damage he could've done until a good guy with a gun showed up."

Colorado rejects bill to allow armed teachers

Colorado rejects bill to allow armed teachers

"I can think of no safer way at this point to address school violence," said Steve Reams, a Weld County Republican running for sheriff there.

Bill to repeal Colorado ammo magazine limits rejected

DENVER  |  Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to repeal restrictions on the size of ammunition magazines in Colorado. Dozens testified for and against the proposal Monday before a House committee rejected the bill on a 7-4 party-line vote. Democrats last …

AP Exclusive: Background check data incomplete

AP Exclusive: Background check data incomplete

Opponents say the way the numbers are tracked calls into question the accuracy of the figures that gun-control supporters and Democratic lawmakers have used in touting the law's success.