(CNN) - A Colorado state lawmaker apologized Tuesday for a remark on rape he made during a debate over gun control laws.
State Rep. Joe Salazar, a Democrat, said the comment did not make his point, which was that a young woman who is in danger on a college campus would be better served by police call boxes, "safe zones" and whistles than a gun.
During the legislative debate, he said, "Because you just don't know who you are going to be shooting at," Salazar said. "If you feel like you're going to be raped or if you feel like someone's been following you around or if you feel like you're in trouble and when you may actually not be - that you pop out that gun and you pop - pop a round at somebody. And you might have just made a mistake."
(CNN) - Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, became the latest governor to call for more gun regulations as he reflected on last year's deadly movie theater shooting in his state and said Coloradans "have an obligation to prevent similar tragedies."
As the heated debate continues over firearms following the Newtown elementary school massacre, Hickenlooper told elected officials Thursday in his State of the State address that "our democracy demands this type of debate."
He then made his own proposal.
(CNN) - Violent video games and a "culture of violence" found in the media could be contributing factors to mass shootings, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Sunday.
"There might well be some direct connection between people who have some mental instability and when they go over the edge - they transport themselves, they become part of one of those video games," Hickenlooper said on CNN's "State of the Union." "Perhaps that's why all these assault weapons are used."
(CNN) - The recreational use of marijuana officially became legal Monday in Colorado, a little more than a month after voters in the state passed an amendment in favor of the measure.
"Voters were loud and clear on Election Day," Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said in a statement, as he signed an executive order to officially legalize the personal use and limited growing of marijuana for those 21 or older. Amendment 64, as it's called, is now a part of the state's constitution.
(CNN) - Three states voted on referendums Tuesday on legalizing marijuana for recreational use:
Colorado passes marijuana legalization, but there's a catch
Colorado voters have approved a referendum that supports the legalization of marijuana on a recreational basis.
Johnstown, Colorado (CNN) – Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan, a Roman Catholic, asked a priest he met at a restaurant Monday to bless a rosary he carries with him.
The Republican vice presidential nominee was in the middle of a five-state battleground blitz through Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the day before Election Day when he met Father Greg Ames prior to his second rally in Johnstown, Colorado.
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Arvada, Colorado (CNN) - Three days before the presidential election, Vice President Joe Biden made a prediction: the sun will go down on Mitt Romney's presidential hopes on Tuesday.
During a rally in Colorado, the vice president teed up his premonition.
Editor's note: The 2012 presidential race is CNN Chief National Correspondent John King's seventh campaign. King is traveling through battleground states, where the election will be decided, to find the voters who will determine whether President Barack Obama gets a second term or if the country needs the change in direction that Mitt Romney represents.
Denver (CNN) - After covering seven presidential campaigns, you might think you have seen it all. But two firsts in Colorado on Thursday: drive-through voting and a presidential ballot with the option of voting for Roseanne Barr.
The drive-through action was in downtown Denver, part of a Colorado early voting rush that is likely to account for more than half of the ballots cast in this presidential battleground.FULL STORY
Greeley, Colorado (CNN) - In Colorado Paul Ryan added to the chorus of criticism against President Barack Obama for suggesting a "secretary of business" cabinet-level position be created.
Obama floated the idea during an MSNBC interview on Monday, before Superstorm Sandy made landfall, so the Republican presidential campaign waited days to go after their Democratic challenger.
(CNN) - Early voting turnout numbers released Tuesday in two western battleground states show mixed results one week before Election Day.
In Nevada, more Democrats have cast their ballots already, while more Republicans have done the same in Colorado, according to the official numbers.