By Elaine Donnelly
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Magpul Industries joined 54 Colorado county sheriffs Friday in filing a federal lawsuit against the state's recently signed gun-control bills.
The fate of one Colorado mass murderer has become entwined with that of another as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper struggles with whether to save the life of a notorious death row inmate.
Colorado is on its way to becoming the first state to regulate and tax the sale of recreational marijuana, as a bill passed by lawmakers earlier this week is on the governor's desk, awaiting signature.
A Colorado firearms company has found a new home across the border in Wyoming, protesting the recent passage of restrictive new guns laws.
Colorado Democrats, facing electoral recalls and tourism boycotts, have a response for those outraged by their ambitious gun control agenda: more gun bills.
As he weighs whether to allow fracking in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is under intense pressure from the oil and gas industry, Republican lawmakers and long-struggling communities eager to see the drilling technique jump-start the state's economy.
When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to cheer the state's newly passed gun control laws, don't expect Colorado's county sheriffs to join in the celebration.
"As Republican leaders openly scrutinize their party after a 2012 election that was disappointing for them, rank-and-file Republicans, independents and Democrats voice the same primary criticism of the GOP: it is 'too inflexible' or 'unwilling to compromise,'" says Gallup analyst Lydia Saad.
As promised by the White House, President Obama will fire up Air Force One on Wednesday and journey to Colorado to "continue asking the American people to join him in calling on Congress to pass common-sense measures to reduce gun violence."
A national boycott movement is aimed at Colorado's $1.8 billion hunting industry, launched by gun rights supporters last week after Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law three gun control bills.
Colorado may follow Maryland in abolishing the death penalty this year, but the repeal will have to come at the hands of voters, not the state legislature.
Colorado gun-rights advocates, furious about last week's signing of three hotly debated gun control bills, are launching recall drives against at least four Democratic legislators and possibly the governor.
Colorado gun-rights advocates who met with Gov. John Hickenlooper after a protest rally Saturday may have prayed for him, but that doesn't mean they support his stance on firearms or that they appreciate his making that fact public.
Gun owners relaxed a little last week when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid conceded that Democrats lack the votes for Senate passage of an "assault weapon" ban. But relaxing the fight is premature. Gun-control advocates had a good week, too, with small victories in Colorado and Maryland.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he was stuck in a continuous nightmare last week -- a colleague was fatally shot the day before he signed into law new gun-control measures, and it came out later that the son of a longtime friend of the governor's had surfaced as a suspect.
"We've been working on this for a year, and working very focused for last 41/2 months, so I've met now with dozens and dozens and dozens, 60 to 70 family members of victims, not just of this tragedy but other capital punishment cases," Mr. Hickenlooper said on Mr. Rosen's KOA-AM show.
"Inexpensive natural gas is the best opportunity we have to transition to a greener economy," Mr. Hickenlooper said.