guns http://aspenpublicradio.org en Show Me...Not http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/show-menot <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>In the months</strong> since Colorado’s new gun laws have been in effect the number of concealed carry permits has grown.&nbsp; Nearly 150 thousand people are legally allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Despite strong feelings about guns, both pro and con, what hasn’t increased are complaints lodged against people legally carrying guns. &nbsp;Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:02:08 +0000 Roger Adams 9576 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Show Me...Not Mountain Edition - June 27th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-27th-2013 <p>In a matter of days, it’ll be illegal to give family or friends a gun... without having them getting a&nbsp; background check. Today we’ll hear about confusion over details of the new transfer law.<br><br>That and other new Colorado laws have frustrated local enforcement officials--enough that they’ve filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. We’ll talk with a Roaring Fork Valley sheriff about why he signed on with that effort.<br><br>Our science reporter delves into the tricky question of how air quality is monitored... even when pollution is coming from hundreds of miles away.<br><br>A major group of wildfires continues to burn in southwestern Colorado. That’s as Stage One fire restrictions kick into place for parts of the Roaring Fork Valley. We’ll find out why many in Pitkin County are at risk if a wildfire does break out nearby.<br><br>We’ll take a tour of one of the most energy efficient houses in the world. Amory Lovins is Chief Scientist for Rocky Mountain Institute. He takes us on a tour of his Old Snowmass home... spoiler alert, it has bananas, too.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:41:33 +0000 Roger Adams & Elise Thatcher 3628 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 27th, 2013 Health Officials Ponder how to Reduce Suicide-Gun Deaths http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/health-officials-ponder-how-reduce-suicide-gun-deaths <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-2425bcb3-cc99-8958-34b2-68b9d15c62db" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Verdana;color:#1a1a1a;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The number of people who commit suicide with a gun in Colorado is four times higher than the number of gun-related homicides. Public health professionals and gun manufacturers are considering measures to reduce the number of suicides -- including “smart guns” that can only be fired by the owner. Colorado Public Radio’s Rabah Kamal has more.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Wed, 22 May 2013 15:01:28 +0000 Rabah Kamal 1654 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Health Officials Ponder how to Reduce Suicide-Gun Deaths Hunting Outfitters Worried About Boycott After New Gun Laws http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hunting-outfitters-worried-about-boycott-after-new-gun-laws <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hunters in Colorado are threatening to boycott the state this year over new gun laws... and if they make good on their promise the protest could end up hurting wildlife across the state. </span><span class="s1" style="line-height: 1.5;">The fees hunters pay make up more than half of the state’s wildlife budget.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Below is a transcript of reporter Elise Thatcher's story:</i></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:22:26 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12642 at http://aspenpublicradio.org