gun violence

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Victims of families of the Aurora massacre and other mass shootings here and aross the country endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton today over Sen. Bernie Sanders, saying that gun control is a critical issue, and Clinton reflects their hope to make substantive changes in the debate

Bill Karnok, right, of Grandpa's Pawn Shop in Longmont, shows Shane Angelovich a gun that he is interested in buying on Jan. 5. President Barack Obama unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S.   (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)

“There’s no reason for us to look back. Our focus is on the economy, affordable housing, making college more affordable. It’s not on our agenda to talk about guns. It’s a national debate at this point.”