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Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

“I’ve been through booms and I’ve been through busts,” said Paul Paradis, the owner of Paradise Firearms on West Colorado Avenue, “and I don’t like either one. I prefer things to be steady and predictable.” For established gun shop owners such as Paradis, who has sold firearms from his Westside storefront for more than 25… Continue Reading Spotlight doesn’t mean gun shops are happy

Opponents of a campus gun ban at the University of Colorado told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday the gun ban is illegal because it was not banned by the legislature. The Colorado Court of Appeals in April ruled in favor of a gun-rights group that sued the University of Colorado, arguing that a 1994… Continue Reading State Supreme Court questions campus gun ban

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Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stance with her Walther P-22 automatic pistol and fires off a clip in rapid succession. Willis is not only packing a concealed handgun permit in her wallet, she also has a medical marijuana… Continue Reading Medical marijuana users fight for gun rights

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A proposal to make permits optional for carrying concealed weapons has passed Colorado’s Republican House. But the measure faces its toughest challenge yet in the Democratic Senate on Tuesday. A Senate committee known for rejecting GOP bills plans a hearing on a measure that would make concealed weapon permits optional. Anyone with legal permission to… Continue Reading Concealed gun bill faces test in Democratic Senate

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Colo. auditors say gun permit database unreliable

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State auditors say that the database of people permitted to have concealed weapons in Colorado is unreliable. Auditors briefed state lawmakers on the problems Tuesday. They examined database records and found thousands with inaccurate expiration dates, duplicate and inconsistent information. Lawmakers on the audit committee said that despite the flaws, the statewide database still provides… Continue Reading Colo. auditors say gun permit database unreliable

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Make me a reservation at the auction — the gun auction that is. The Colorado Springs Police Department is considering selling confiscated firearms to licensed gun dealers. Not the weapons that were used to commit a crime, those are kept as evidence for years or even decades, but the guns that are confiscated in a… Continue Reading Police following sheriff’s lead with firearm auction

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