gun control

Gun Control
8:00 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Colorado Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce New Gun Control Laws

John Cooke is among the Colorado sheriffs who are resisting enforcement of new state gun laws.
Credit Michael Ciaglo / The Colorado Springs Gazette

Some sheriffs are refusing to enforce the new gun laws in Colorado reported Erica Goode for the New York Times.  

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Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Texas Gun Control: The Duel Continues

Open Carry Texas members photographed Saturday in the parking lot of a Dallas-area restaurant.
Credit nytimes.com

Opposing sides of Texas gun culture are attending each other’s events according to a story in the New York Times.  

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Colorado State Politics
8:00 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Colorado Recalls: Review and Reflection

Credit Matthew Staver / New York Times

Colorado Democrats, Senator Angela Giron and Senator John Morse were voted out of office this week.  The special recall election is a test of swing state voters, and their acceptance of gun restrictions according to the New York Times

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Colorado
8:00 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Colorado: The swing state at the frontier of social change

Credit http://nomadicpursuits.com/

Politics are polarizing in traditionally moderate Colorado.  Colorado has been a swing state for a long time with basically an even split between Democrats, Republicans, and the “unaffiliated.”  However the divide is widening mostly due to the rightward drift of Republicans reported the Economist.

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HPPR Government & Politics
1:55 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Kansas Cities, Counties, Schools Grappling with New Concealed-Carry Law

Credit salina.com/Salina Journal

As Kansas' new concealed-carry law goes into effect on July 1, many cities, counties and educational institutions across the state are choosing to operate under exemptions from the law.

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1:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Kansas Concealed-Carry Permits on Target to Double This Year

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Gun control- words that can spark passionate discussion across the country, and on the High Plains. Oklahoma issued a record number of conceal-carry permits in 2013. Texas concealed-carry law allows license holders to carry an unlimited number of concealed handguns. Nucla recently became Colorado's first community to approve an ordinance requiring heads of households to have guns and ammunition. Gun control is in the spotlight, and in Kansas, the number of permit applications is on the rise.
Kansas is on track to process more than twice as many concealed-carry license applications as it did last year, and Sedgwick County is on pace to hit 5,000 applications this year. The state had taken 22,124 applications through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, which started in July.