Neguse sponsors gun bill, citing mass shooting in Boulder

Neguse sponsors gun bill, citing mass shooting in Boulder

BOULDER, COLORADO – APRIL 7: Colorado Governor Jared Polis, right, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse talk with Daniel Jablonski, left, a good friend of Rikki Lyn Olds, before a Celebration of Life service for her at Boulder Valley Christian Church for a Celebration on April 7, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. Olds was one of ten victims killed by a mass shooter while she was working at King Soopers on March 22, 2021. She was born in Louisville, Colorado and graduated from Centaurus High School. She was hired by King Soopers in early 2016 and pursued her dream to become store manager in the five years she worked there. She was described as a person with a bubbly personality, an infectious laugh and a smile that lit up the room. She was 25. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post) Helen H. Richardson U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced a bill aimed at gun violence Thursday afternoon in Washington, D.C., but his mind was on Boulder. The End Gun Violence Act takes into account the mass shooting March 22 at a King Soopers store in Boulder, the city in the heart of Neguse’s 2nd Congressional District. Boulder police officer Eric Talley and nine others were killed. In June, the Democratic majority in the Colorado General Assembly responded by passing a trio of bills, including a prohibition on gun dealers selling weapons to those who have certain offenses on a background check. The list of offenses in Colorado includes assault, sex assault, […]

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