Representative Rhonda Fields (D) wrote a guest editorial in Saturday's Denver Post calling for stricter gun control laws, including closing a loophole where private sellers do not have to perform background checks on potential buyers.
Fields represents the 42nd District of Colorado, which includes the Century 16 Theater. Her son was shot and killed in 2005.
Rocky Mountain Gun Owners CEO Dudley Brown says that more regulation does not add protection. Brown stresses that more people need to take safety into their own hands.
"The only proper answer to unwarranted force is swift, overwhelming counterforce. Not pieces of paper, not government regulations. They just don't work, "he said.
Fields says adding guns is not going to stop violence.
"We don't need more guns. We have more guns in United States than any other country and it's not making our communities safer to have access to more guns," she said.
Click here to read more of Fields' editorial on the Denver Post website.
Click here to learn more about the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners.
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