Colorado Campus Gun Ban Initiative (2014)
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will not appear on a ballot
|Voting on Firearms|
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In 2013, the state legislature passed a slew of gun control laws. The highly contested laws came about, in part, as the result of mass shootings in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in July 2012 and in a grade school in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. The legislature was also considering a bill with the same objective as the current measure - banning concealed weapons on college campuses. However, the bill was tabled after Sen. Evie Hudak (D-19) confronted a rape victim who said she should have the right to carry a gun for protection.
The passage of the other three gun bills considered by the legislature triggered efforts to recall Sen. Angela Giron (D-3), Senate President John Morse (D-11) and Hudak. Giron and Morse were successfully recalled, and Hudak chose to resign.
Path to the ballot
Supporters had to obtain at least 86,105 valid signatures by August 6, 2014, in order to place the measure on the ballot. In June 2014, supporters announced that they would be suspending their campaign to place the measure on the 2014 ballot, despite stating they had sufficient signatures. They decided to focus on a 2016 ballot placement, instead.
- CBS Denver, "Campus Gun Ban Could Be Headed To Colorado Ballots," January 3, 2014
- The Denver Post, "Gun-related ballot measures to again make Colorado political battleground," January 2, 2014
- FoxNews.com, "Colorado gun laws take effect amid final rush for ammo," July 1, 2013
- HuffingtonPost.com, "Angela Giron, Colorado State Senator Facing Gun Vote Recall, Predicts Victory," August 25, 2013
- Fox News, "Democratic Colorado state senator resigns to avoid recall over gun law," November 27, 2013
- Daily Camera, "Effort to put campus gun ban on Colorado ballot withdrawn — for now," June 25, 2014
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