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EDITORIAL: Solving gun violence by locking up the mentally ill is just plain crazy

EDITORIAL: Solving gun violence by locking up the mentally ill is just plain crazy

The nation’s mental health system is “in complete breakdown,” resulting in not enough of the mentally ill being committed to psychiatric hospitals, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre told NBC’s “Meet the Press” this week.

Study of gun restrictions on mentally ill advances

Study of gun restrictions on mentally ill advances

The task force would be bipartisan and include lawmakers, mental health professionals, and gun experts.

Mayor Hogan tells Obama that guns aren't nation's only violence issue

Mayor Hogan tells Obama that guns aren’t nation’s only violence issue

“We all agree that there’s a problem of violence in society, and the answer is not just gun legislation,” Mayor Steve Hogan said.

GABBY GIFFORDS: Aurora and I know what gun background checks are really about

GABBY GIFFORDS: Aurora and I know what gun background checks are really about

I reject the idea that taking action to reduce gun violence requires us to compromise on our liberties as Americans

Colorado lawmakers advance gun control bills amid cheers and jeers

Colorado lawmakers advance gun control bills amid cheers and jeers

The commotion at the Capitol underscored the attention the debate has generated nationally from gun rights groups, such as the National Rifle Association, to victims' families and White House officials

CHIEF COMPLAINT: County sheriffs from across the state at odds with city police chiefs on gun control

CHIEF COMPLAINT: County sheriffs from across the state at odds with city police chiefs on gun control

The National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence, which includes several police groups, has taken a hard line on gun control, calling for a renewed assault weapons ban, tougher background checks and a ban on high-capacity magazines.

Self-portraits: Holmes sticks out tongue, has guns

Self-portraits: Holmes sticks out tongue, has guns

"He's not crazy, he's evil," said Tom Teves, whose 24-year-old son Alex was killed in the attack. "He's an animal."

Massacre-hardened Colorado a gun control test case

Massacre-hardened Colorado a gun control test case

Now, six months since a deadly movie theater rampage in Aurora, there's a new drive to restrict guns, fueled by the Connecticut school shooting.

EDITORIAL: Mental health pitch only a starting point for a safety

EDITORIAL: Mental health pitch only a starting point for a safety

A host of Colorado lawmakers irresponsibly gutted mental health programs during the 1990s in an effort to reduce the size of Colorado’s government.

Loaded questions: Victims of Aurora theater shooting want gun control debate

Loaded questions: Victims of Aurora theater shooting want gun control debate

“I was lucky. In the next four years, 48,000 Americans won’t be so lucky, because they’ll be murdered with guns in the next president’s term, enough to fill over 200 theaters,” Barton says in the ad.