Colorado congressman booed as people demand action on guns

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — A Republican congressman whose Denver-area district was the site of the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012 was booed at a town hall Tuesday night by people calling for action in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

Five-term congressman Mike Coffman says he’s willing to discuss “reasonable restrictions within the parameters of the Second Amendment” but declines to support an assault-weapons ban.

Democrats have not made gun control a centerpiece of their campaigns against Coffman in the swing district, but the raw emotions at Coffman’s town hall shows how guns have become a volatile issue this year.

A 53-year-old mother, Patti Seno, says she decided to speak out after watching students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, campaign for new gun laws.