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‘Fierce urgency’ needed to prevent gun violence, House minority leader tells Boulder audience

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

Comments on Minimum Age Law

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.

‘Preventing means can save lives’: Experts find that guns inside home lead to more suicides, homicides

Greely Tribune, July 16, 2023 – A local effort to provide people with free gun locks is one of many initiatives to prevent gun violence as trends have continued to rise across the nation, especially in Colorado. Gun violence and suicides involving firearms have been on the rise in Colorado for the past 10 years.

New Research by CU Anshutz Released on Firearms Availability Among High-School Age Youth With Recent Depression or Suicidality 

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-based company has first commercially available “smart guns” for sale in U.S.

Colorado Sun and, 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

Legislative Update

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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Responding to Gun Rights Activists

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