American Academy of Pediatrics, May 22, 2023 – (Abstract) Limiting firearm access is essential to decreasing teen suicide. Previous efforts have focused on household firearms; however, less is know about firearm access and possession among teens at increased suicide risk. Our objective was to estimate prevalence of firearm possession and access among high school-aged teens
Colorado Sun and KUNC.org, July 3 and 8, 2022 — Biofire in Broomfield has produced a gun that can only be used by someone with the right fingerprint or face scan. Experts have differing visions of what a post-smart gun world might look like. The Broomfield-based company Biofire has produced a gun that can only be
The 2023 Colorado Legislative Session resulted in six gun violence prevention bills signed by Governor Jared Polis at the close of the session.
Motivated by the November 2022 Club Q shooting, the death of a Denver East High School student, and years of frustration about gun violence, our coalition efforts reached a new milestone in public safety—and we have more work ahead.
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Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was killed at Columbine High School, has spent the last 20+ years working to reduce gun violence and helping parents, who, like him, have paid the ultimate sacrifice to the gun lobby. Having heard just about every excuse/argument/diatribe from gun rights activists in opposition to common sense gun laws, he
Boulder, Colo; May 16, 2023 | Morning Magazine | KGNU FM Public Radio | News Director Shannon Young interviews Eileen McCarron, Colorado Ceasefire Legislative Action board president (click here to listen!) Lawmakers passed, and Governor Jared Polis signed into law, at least four major pieces of gun safety legislation this session. New laws include raising
The Colorado Ceasefire team is presenting English and Spanish briefings about expanded ERPO petitions and Safe Storage of firearms for professionals and community groups, in-person or Zoom, throughout Colorado. These are tailored to your group, whether clinicians, a PTO, a faith-based organization, or club.
Learn about newly Expanded Extreme Risk Protection Order Petitions (Red Flag Laws), and Safe Storage techniques and tools for storing firearms in your home—and keeping children safe. This outreach program is funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Health and the Environment (CDPHE) Office of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP).
By Myra Isenhart/Colorado Ceasefire Board and Mark Udall/Giffords Board; former U.S. Senator, Colorado
Westword, June 11, 2023 | Turns out that ghost guns are not just spooky thoughts on a dark and stormy night.
Biofire founder Kai Kloepfer says his goal in creating this 9mm smart gun is to “have an incremental positive impact on sort of the uniquely American challenge of gun deaths.” Photo: Biofire NPR.org | Ryan Lucas | April 29, 2023 A #SafeStorage story; 26-year-old Colorado inventor, Kai Kloepfer, CEO and founder of Biofire, created safe solution
Tom Mauser, father of Columbine High School shooting victim Daniel Mauser, left, Sandy and Lonnie Phillips, parents of Aurora theater shooting victim Jessica Ghawi, and gun control supporters gather after Gov. Jared Polis signed four gun control bills at Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver, Colorado on Friday, April 28, 2023. (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post)
SB23-168, 169, and 170 and HB23- were signed into law April 28, 2023 by Governor Jared Polis. This milestone received international media coverage.
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.