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  • Store Owner: Bullet Missed My Brain By 1/4 Inch

    03/16/2012 5:59:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 15 March, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- The owner of a check cashing business who was targeted by two robbers last night, said he's lucky to be alive. John, who requested that his last name not be used, said he had just closed up shop at OK Check Cashing Service at 1991 West Evans Ave. when he was confronted by a man with a gun. "I got in my car and set my lunchbox on the passenger seat," he said. "Then I heard banging on my window and saw a man with a gun pointing at me trying to open the door." He described the...
  • Business Owner Wounded In Robbery Gun Battle(CO)

    03/15/2012 6:48:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Wayne Harrison
    DENVER -- The owner of a Denver check cashing business was shot in the hand during a gunfight with two armed robbers Wednesday night. Police said the businessman had just closed the OK Check Cashing store for the night at 1991 West Evans Ave., when he was he was approached by two suspects who demanded his money, shortly after 8 p.m. The business owner drew his weapon and exchanged gunfire with the suspects, police said. He was hit in the hand and the two suspects fled in a vehicle. Police said the two robbers remain at large. Crime Stoppers is...
  • Students for Concealed Carry Celebrate Colorado Victory (CO)

    03/13/2012 2:38:54 PM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 13 March, 2012 | John Haughey
    Second Amendment advocates on the federal and state stages can take a cue from Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a national organization fighting for a fundamental civil right on university and college campuses. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus won a huge victory on March 4, when the Colorado Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling that a policy on four Colorado state university campuses that banned handguns for everyone but law-enforcement officers was unlawful. The ruling follows an Oregon Court of Appeals decision in late September that overturned a longstanding rule of the state university system, which, like Colorado,...
  • Colorado Man Indicted for Human Trafficking, Money Laundering

    03/12/2012 6:07:45 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    A Colorado CEO is accused of luring foreigners to the United States to work for a nonexistent university and then stealing portions of their salaries after setting them up with other jobs in what the government has called an "elaborate scheme." Kizzy Kalu, 47, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., allegedly enticed foreign nurses to work as teachers at an Adam University in Denver, an institution that Kalu's alleged accomplice, Philip Langerman, 77, of McDonough, Ga., made up, according to a federal indictment. Langerman was also indicted, but remains at large. -excerpt- Kalu is the chairman and CEO of Global Energy Initiatives...
  • TOWN HALL: Students won't be unarmed (poll)

    03/11/2012 10:31:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 10 March, 2012 | WAYNE LAUGESEN
    The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled. That means rapists, muggers and other criminals should listen up. Students at the University of Colorado are no longer sitting ducks, thanks to legal activism by a group of students from the Colorado Springs campus. Students are no longer rendered vulnerable by an idiotic gun ban that only threatened the safety of innocent, law-abiding students and university employees. Among thousands of students on any public Colorado campus will be a few who secretly carry weapons and know how to use them, in defense of themselves and others. That’s not how the University of Colorado...
  • Colleges find ways to foil pro-gun rulings(CO,VA,OR)

    03/11/2012 7:17:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 March, 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Courts are ruling in favor of allowing those with concealed-carry permits to bring their handguns on campus, but universities are figuring out ways to keep the guns out. Gun rights advocates recently notched major legal victories in Colorado and Oregon, with courts in both states agreeing that university policies banning firearms on campus must defer to state laws allowing permit holders to carry concealed handguns. In response, however, university officials in Oregon and Virginia have enacted policies allowing concealed carry on campus but not in buildings, including classrooms, dormitories, event centers and dining halls. The result is that...
  • 'Make My Day Better' bill to grant businesses self-defense protections fails in Colo. Senate

    03/06/2012 7:23:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 5 March, 2012 | IVAN MORENO Associated Press
    DENVER — Colorado Senate Democrats rejected legislation to expand self-defense protections for businesses, saying Monday the proposal would give too much leeway to use deadly force against suspected intruders. "This dramatically changes self-defense," said Sen. Rollie Heath, a Democrat from Boulder.
  • Colorado State Supreme Court rules that permit holders can carry concealed handguns on

    03/05/2012 12:15:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 5 March, 2012 | John Lott
    From Colorado's Boulder Camera newspaper: The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that University of Colorado students and employees with concealed carry permits are able to carry their weapons on campus. Colorado's highest court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws. "It's a great victory for gun rights, and civil rights in general," said James Manley, the attorney with Mountain States Legal Foundation who represented the gun-rights group. "CU will now have to fall in line and...
  • Colorado Supreme Court ruling: Guns allowed on CU campuses

    03/05/2012 10:58:35 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 6 replies
    Boulder Daily Camera ^ | March 4, 2012 | Brittany Anas
    The Colorado Supreme Court today ruled that University of Colorado students and employees with concealed carry permits are able to carry their weapons on campus. Colorado's highest court sided with Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a gun-rights group that sued CU and argued that a 1994 university policy banning concealed weapons from its campuses violates state gun laws. "It's a great victory for gun rights, and civil rights in general," said James Manley, the attorney with Mountain States Legal Foundation who represented the gun-rights group. "CU will now have to fall in line and follow the state law." In...
  • Gun instructors hope measure is shot down(CO)

    03/05/2012 4:15:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 4 March, 2012 | ANTHONY A. MESTAS
    A proposed bill that would allow law-abiding Colorado gun owners to carry a concealed firearm without a concealed carry permit would be dangerous and would shoot down important gun training, two local firearms instructors said Sunday. Leonard Jimenez, president of the Pueblo Municipal Shooters, and Patrick Watts, a retired Arizona sheriff's deputy and firearms instructor, said education is the only safe way for people to understand concealed weapons laws. Watts held a four-hour seminar on the subject at the shooter's club Sunday. The state's current law prohibits carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a weapon on school, college or university...
  • Armed Colo. doc helps others flee from gunman(CO)

    03/04/2012 6:03:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 29 February, 2012 | AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) ' A Colorado doctor with a concealed-weapon permit said he grabbed his gun and guarded an exit at a medical building as dozens of people fled from a gunman who had taken two hostages.
  • ICE looking for illegal immigrants at Aurora jail

    03/03/2012 10:38:58 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | March 3, 2012 | Associated Press
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say they are reviewing court summonses at the Aurora Detention Center in an effort to identify deportable illegal immigrants.
  • Colorado Courts Continue to Protect Felons’ Rights to Keep and Bear Arms

    03/02/2012 5:22:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies · 147+ views
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 1 March, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    As I noted last Fall, Colorado courts have treated the Colorado Constitution’s right to keep and bear arms provision as substantially protecting felons’ rights to keep guns for self-defense — an approach quite different from that used by the U.S. Supreme Court in interpreting the Second Amendment, or by other states’ courts interpreting those states’ constitutions. Today’s State v. Carbajal (Colo. Ct. App. Mar. 1, 2012) reaffirms that. An excerpt: In 1876, the new State of Colorado adopted a constitution that included a provision in its bill of rights establishing a right to keep and bear arms in defense of...
  • Pepper-spayed check cashing clerk shoots robbery suspect(CO)

    02/29/2012 7:19:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 3+ views ^ | 26 February, 2012 | Web Staff
    LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The owner of a check cashing store in Lakewood shot one suspect and scared off another during a robbery attempt Saturday evening, police said. At around 7 p.m., two suspects entered Cambio De Cheques on the corner of Colfax and Reed. “The store owner reported that two males approached him as he was closing his business for the evening, sprayed him with mace and then tried to take the money he was carrying,” said Lakewood Police Det. Ryan McKone The owner shot one suspect in the leg. The other suspect fled the scene. “The suspects in this...
  • Colorado Springs man shoots dogs, kills one, in self defense (CO)

    02/26/2012 5:45:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 February, 2012 | MATT STEINER
    The owner of a pit bull and a boxer involved in a fatal dog shooting Thursday was cited Friday on suspicion of two counts of unlawful ownership of a dangerous animal, said Erica Meyer a Humane Society spokeswoman. The incident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday at a house on Portrait Place in northeast Colorado Springs. Bud Linton, who owns a german shepherd, said the two dogs had jumped his 6-foot fence and were fighting with his dog, Max. Linton said he coaxed max into the house when the boxer and pit bull chased after a neighbor and her two small...
  • House Approval On Guns During State Of Emergency (CO)

    02/21/2012 5:41:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 20 February, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) -- House lawmakers approved a bill to forbid the state from seizing Colorado residents' firearms during a declared state of emergency. Republican House Leader Amy Stephens says the bill is about emergency preparedness. The proposal passed the Republican-led House Monday with bipartisan support but it's likely to be defeated in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
  • Gun rights or wrongs?(CO)

    02/16/2012 7:23:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 15 February, 2012 | BRANDON JOHANSSON
    AURORA | No matter the season, the year, or the weather, customer interest in the rack of guns at Pasternack’s Pawn Shop in Aurora rarely changes. Typically, the shop on East Colfax Avenue near Dayton Street sells 25 guns each month, said Scott Pasternack, the owner. And while the last six months have seen a spike, Pasternack said reasons for it are a mystery. “I think it’s just the uncertainty of times we’re in, predictions like the Mayan calendar, world ending, all kinds of different things,” Pasternack said with a laugh. But six miles west at the State Capitol, the...
  • Make My Day law for Colorado businesses debated

    02/10/2012 7:48:24 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 9 February, 2012 | IVAN MORENO, AP
    DENVER — Republicans moved forward with a proposal to let businesses use deadly force against intruders, one of a handful of GOP proposals being heard Thursday aimed at expanding gun rights.
  • Police: Home Intruder Shot, Killed(CO)

    02/09/2012 9:33:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Alan Gathright
    DENVER -- Denver police say a home intruder was shot and killed and a resident was wounded as the two men struggled over a gun early Wednesday. Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson said a man was awakened about 2:20 a.m. by an intruder in his home at 3469 W. Ninth Ave. As the resident and the intruder struggled over the gun, several shoots were fired striking both men, Jackson said. It wasn't clear who owned the gun. Quantcast The intruder died at the scene, Jackson said. The resident, who was wounded in his lower torso and leg, was transported to...
  • Lawsuit Filed Against Anti-Gun Colorado Hospital

    01/28/2012 6:32:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Ammoland ^ | 27 January, 2012 | RMGO
    Colorado --( As you may know, Colorado state law doesn’t allow a taxpayer-funded facility to ban concealed carry (i.e. they think you shouldn’t be able to defend yourself). Based on that law, Rocky Mountain Gun Owners filed a complaint against Colorado State University two years ago, and won. This week, the same lawyer who filed against CSU again represented Rocky Mountain Gun Owners members by filing a lawsuit against Northern Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) in Greeley. NCMC is a county-owned hospital, and bans permit holders (in fact, all firearms) from entering that facility, though they do not have the required...