Why State Gun Control Laws Failed To Prevent Boulder Shooting : Consider This from NPR Colorado has universal background checks, a red flag law and the city of Boulder recently passed an assault weapons ban. None of it was enough to stop a man from shooting and killing 10 people at a Boulder grocery store this week.

State Rep. Tom Sullivan, whose son was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre shooting, reacts to the events of this week — and tells NPR why he still believes incremental action at the state level can help prevent gun violence.

Additional editing help in this episode from Bente Birkeland of Colorado Public Radio.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Colorado Shooting Reveals Limits Of State Gun Control — And Steels Activists For More

Colorado Shooting Reveals Limits Of State Gun Control — And Steels Activists For More

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Health care workers walk out of a King Soopers grocery store after a gunman opened fire Monday in Boulder, Colo. Chet Strange/Getty Images hide caption

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Colorado has universal background checks, a red flag law and the city of Boulder recently passed an assault weapons ban. None of it was enough to stop a man from shooting and killing 10 people at a Boulder grocery store this week.

State Rep. Tom Sullivan, whose son was killed in the 2012 Aurora movie theatre shooting, reacts to the events of this week — and tells NPR why he still believes incremental action at the state level can help prevent gun violence.

Additional editing help in this episode from Bente Birkeland of Colorado Public Radio.

In participating regions, you'll also hear from local journalists about what's happening in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, Connor Donevan, and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Acacia Squires, Bente Birkeland and Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.