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East High School shooting March 22 exemplifies trauma inflicted on community with youth access to firearms

Photo: Students from Denver’s East High School and West High School call for gun control measures to be considered by state lawmakers Thursday, March 23, 2023, during a rally outside the State Capitol in Denver. A shooting left two administrators injured at East High School on Wednesday, one of a series of gun-related events at the school in the past six weeks. (DAVID ZALUBOWSKI / AP)

As Colorado Reels From Another School Shooting, Study Finds 1 in 4 Teens Have Quick Access to Guns

Photo: Two women hug after a school shooting at East High School in Denver on March 22. A recent survey found that many Colorado teens have quick access to guns at home. (DAVID ZALUBOWSKI / AP)

Kaiser Health News, March 27, 2023. Original Reporting by Markian Hawryluk

One in 4 Colorado teens reported they could get access to a loaded gun within 24 hours, according to survey results published Monday. Nearly half of those teens said it would take them less than 10 minutes.