5.5 reasons why Tuesday will be crazy busy
September 6th, 2013
04:36 PM ET
11 months ago

5.5 reasons why Tuesday will be crazy busy

(CNN) – It looks like Tuesday is going to be wild.

Here's why:
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Filed under: Colorado • New York • President Obama
Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers
July 18th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers

(CNN) – Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado on Thursday set the date for recall elections for two state senators, marking the first recall effort in the state's history.

On September 10, voters in two districts will have the chance to re-elect or oust their incumbent Democratic state representatives who are being targeted for supporting tougher gun laws in Colorado.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • John Hickenlooper • NRA
Colorado legislature passes laws regulating legal pot
May 8th, 2013
09:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado legislature passes laws regulating legal pot

(CNN) – Colorado’s state legislature passed a pair of measures Wednesday regulating the sale of legal marijuana, becoming the first state to pass bills dictating how the now-legal drug will be taxed and sold in stores.

The votes come roughly six months after voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order in December to officially legalize the personal use and limited growing of marijuana for those 21 or older.
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Filed under: Colorado
Obama on background checks: 'Practical progress' on gun violence
April 3rd, 2013
03:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama on background checks: 'Practical progress' on gun violence

(CNN) - Obama will continue his call for gun violence legislation on Wednesday, including expanding the scope of background checks, at the Denver Police Academy.

The academy is located just miles from the Aurora movie theater where 12 people were killed and 58 wounded in a mass shooting in July.

The White House released these excerpts of his remarks, which are expected to begin around 5 p.m. ET:
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • President Obama
Colorado governor entangled in 'nightmare' gun case
March 24th, 2013
11:26 AM ET
1 year ago

Colorado governor entangled in 'nightmare' gun case

(CNN) - Colorado's governor, who this week signed some of the nation's tightest gun control measures into law, said Sunday he couldn't fathom why the son of one of his close friends would decide to shoot his state's prisons chief - also a friend - to death.

"I felt like I was caught in a nightmare I couldn't wake up from. All these things were happening to people that I loved. And they didn't seem to be connected in any way," Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, said on CNN's "State of the Union." He added his own security was being bolstered in the aftermath of the crime.
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Filed under: Colorado • John Hickenlooper
Colorado governor signs gun control measures
March 20th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado governor signs gun control measures

(CNN) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed three gun-control measures into law, including one that will require universal background checks for gun sales.

The measures also will make buyers pay for their own background checks and limit ammunition magazines to 15 rounds.

The Colorado laws go into effect July 1.

CNN's Jennifer Feldman and Matt Smith contributed to this report.


Filed under: Colorado • Gun rights
State lawmaker apologizes for rape remark
February 19th, 2013
09:08 PM ET
1 year ago

State lawmaker apologizes for rape remark

(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."
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Filed under: Colorado
Colorado governor wants universal background checks on gun sales
January 10th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Colorado governor wants universal background checks on gun sales

(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.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun rights • John Hickenlooper
December 16th, 2012
10:42 AM ET
2 years ago

Colorado governor points to violence in video games

(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."
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Filed under: Colorado • Connecticut • TV-State of the Union
Marijuana officially legal in Colorado with stroke of governor's pen
December 10th, 2012
03:17 PM ET
2 years ago

Marijuana officially legal in Colorado with stroke of governor's pen

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • John Hickenlooper
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