Gabby Giffords to Mike Coffman after concealed-carry vote: Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough

Author: Ernest Luning - December 8, 2017 - Updated: December 10, 2017

Democrat Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman wounded in a mass shooting six years ago, called out U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman on Twitter after the Aurora Republican voted to make it easier for gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines without running afoul of conflicting state laws.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.