Family of theater shooting victim urge gun control

DENVER — Relatives of a victim of the Aurora theater shooting are urging lawmakers to act on gun control legislation to prevent future tragedies.

The mother and uncle of 18-year-old AJ Boik said during an emotional appearance at the state Capitol that it’s important to take action on gun control now and that it’s a conversation that should’ve happened years ago.

They spoke at the Colorado Capitol on Friday, along with Democratic lawmakers who have signaled that they’ll be introducing gun-control legislation. One possibility includes a ban on assault weapons.

Twelve people were killed in the July theater shooting and more than 58 others were wounded.

The Rocky Mountain Gun Owners group says people should be allowed to arm themselves for self-defense.


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