The federal government will not make it a priority to block marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington or close down recreational marijuana stores, so long as the stores abide by state
In Colorado, to use a gun in self-defense, the shooter must have reason to believe that he or someone else would otherwise suffer serious bodily injury or death. In effect, the law affords protection similar to that provided under “stand your ground,” Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey said.
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FRONT PAGE: More people in Colorado than ever before are attempting to legally carry a concealed gun, and by no small margin.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has granted a temporary “temporary reprieve” for convicted killer Nathan Dunlap. In an executive order that provides an indefinite stay of execution, Hickenlooper writes that the decision has weighed heavily on him.
(Source: The Denver Post)
People were shot in Denver’s Civic Center during Saturday’s pot rally.
According to paramedics on the scene three people were shot. Denver police reported that one victim was shot in the leg and and another victim suffered unknown injuries.
All three victims are en route to Denver Health Medical Center.
Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette drew national criticism Wednesday for remarks made at a public forum in which she said banning high-capacity in ammunition magazines would be effective in reducing gun violence because “the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
But despite the congresswoman’s claim, ammunition magazines can be reloaded with more bullets and can be reused hundreds of times.
DeGette spokeswoman Juliet Johnson on Wednesday said the senior congresswoman from Denver “misspoke” and then issued another erroneous statement about guns.
A battle in the Colorado state legislature to make dogs and cats adopted from shelter and rescue centers the official state pet pitted schoolkids against professional lobbyists representing purebred dog clubs, retailers, groomers and dog-show organizers.
The bill passed, 6-3, but there were moments when the students thought their project, designed to help them learn about the legislative process, could go either way.
Mountains of risk
A Denver Post investigation found that Colorado ski operators, protected by state law and further insulated by season-pass waivers, have escaped liability for such incidents as an inbounds avalanche, a ski instructor running into a 9-year-old, and a decaying bridge injuring a skier.
In the 34 years since Colorado’s Ski and Safety Act was passed to protect mom-and-pop ski areas from lawsuits and soaring insurance costs, multibillion-dollar real estate-development companies have come to own many of the state’s 25 resorts.
Yet not only do they continue to enjoy protections under the ski act, season-pass waivers release them from additional negligence claims and require the person who sues them to reimburse their attorney fees and costs, a Denver Post review of 30 years of lawsuits found. In the few lawsuits that do move forward, skiers and snowboarders are limited to a $250,000 cap for noneconomic damages.
To the dismay of picky sci-fi fans nationwide, a combative President Barack Obama blamed Republican lawmakers Friday for failing to stop automatic spending cuts from beginning to kick in late in the day, arguing he can’t perform a “Jedi mind meld” to get Republicans to agree on a deal.
As Peter Griffin would say, “D’oh.”
Today’s front page: Can we get some LIKES for former Fort Carson soldier Clint Romesha? Yesterday, President Obama awarded him the Medal of Honor. He is the fourth living recipient of the medal for combat valor in Iraq or Afghanistan. Full story…