Denver and Aurora have seen a significant number of gun incidents and gun fatalities. This summer a number have involved youth, who, ironically, are prohibited from purchasing handguns. A week ago on Saturday morning, two individuals were shot and killed in the 2800 block of Welton St., which is in the Five Points neighborhood
Colorado Newsline, August 22, 2023 – Hakeem Jeffries joins Rep. Joe Neguse, local advocates to discuss root causes of gun violence and legislative successes. We were pleased to join a community violence prevention discussion hosted by Rep. Joe Neguse and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries. In the words of Hakeem Jeffries, “fierce urgency” is needed
Federal Judge Improves Preliminary Injunction on Minimum Age Law By Eileen McCarron On April 28th, Governor Jared Polis signed a bill establishing a minimum age of 21 for any firearm purchase. That law went into effect on August 7th, but on that very day, a federal district court judge placed a preliminary injunction on the
Starting Monday August 7, new legislation raises the minimum age to purchase any firearm in Colorado to 21 years old. Colorado Ceasefire, a gun violence prevention organization, believes this legislation is going to help tackle gun violence in the centennial state as well as firearm-related suicide among young adults. Click here to read the full article.
The Office of Gun Violence Prevention gave $450,000 to 29 organizations. Click here to read KUNC’s coverage on the change Colorado Ceasefire is making possible with this grant funding.