Denver, Colo., Oct 26, 2023—For Immediate Release=Colorado Ceasefire officials today offered their sympathies to the people of Lewiston, Maine where on Wednesday a man used a AR-15 assault rifle to kill 18 people and wound 13 others in this country’s largest mass shooting this year.
Colorado Ceaseﬁre launches statewide community briefings on new ERPO Petition Expansion law and Safe Storage of Firearms
Denver, Colo., May 8, 2023—Supported by a grant from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) Oﬀice of Gun Violence Prevention (OGVP), a team of volunteers from Colorado Ceasefire is oﬀering free in-person and live virtual presentations for professionals and community groups throughout Colorado with updates and best practices on two key gun violence prevention tools: Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) and Safe Storage (of firearms). Presentations can be scheduled for professionals on the expanded list of petitioners or for community groups interested in learning more by visiting https://coloradoceasefire.org/request-a-speaker/. Presenters request a seven-day advance notice. Requests can also be submitted via email to ESS Campaign Manager LaneySheﬀel@coloradoceasefire.org (website requests are preferred).
Colorado Ceasefire applauds Progress! Making Colorado Safer by enacting four new gun safety bills “Today, we save many lives from preventable violence.”
Denver, Colo., April 28, 2023—For Immediate Release—Today at the Colorado State Capitol, Governor Jared Polis signed a suite of four gun safety bills meant to address numerous aspects of gun safety and gun industry accountability. Afterwards, bill sponsors were joined by gun violence prevention advocates with a gathering on the Colorado Capitol west steps recognizing the progress in making Colorado safer.
“We can save lives from preventable violence. Let’s join together for the America we love without fear of not returning home from an Independence Day Parade on Main Street,” said Eileen McCarron, co-founder and president of the 23-year-old Colorado Ceasefire, the longest-running gun violence prevention organization in the state.
“This milestone of gun violence prevention legislation marks several years of tireless efforts by Colorado Ceasefire with fellow members of the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence (CCAGV),
Giffords/Giffords Gun Owners for Safety, Brady United Against Gun Violence, Colorado Faith
Communities United Against Gun Violence (CFCU), Everytown for Gun Safety (with Moms Demand Action/Students Demand Action), Blue Rising, PTA and the League of Women Voters and so many others in our shared mission,” McCarron noted.
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)
For Immediate Release May 16, 2022 For Information Contact: Eileen McCarron
Highlands Ranch, CO – In the May 7th shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, “friendly fire” by the school’s security guard illustrates some dangers of having armed citizenry in a school environment
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO – Austin Eubanks, 37, a survivor of the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, was found dead in his home Saturday.
DENVER — Last week, in Denver’s southern suburbs, three teenage boys were shot and killed, two of them by teenage boys.
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