Even as Illinois may be liberalizing gun rights, Colorado’s Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper said that gun control measures should be considered now in light of the Aurora and the Oregon mall shootings. However, highly publicized shootings such as these get the anti gun attention rather than on the failure of the strictest gun laws in America in Chicago with over 400 dead on the streets in Chicago, where the country’s strictest gun laws have been a failure.
Meanwhile, the number of concealed permits issued in Colorado has been soaring since their inception in 2004. There was an increase in permit applications there of 185% last year, the greatest increase since 2004. Also, last year there were 251,000 Colorado background checks for gun purchases made, and 245,000 checks were approved. 2.