Excerpt from: NPR (click for full article)
Last summer's mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., led Gov. John Hickenlooper to call for stricter gun control and in mental health care.
Several significant gun bills passed, and a package of mental health reforms is moving forward. But there may not be enough support to win funding for 300 new inpatient psychiatric beds.
That by the Democratic governor would bring mentally ill and addicted homeless people to , at one time a psychiatric hospital for veterans and then a prison. The facility, near the tiny town of , has been closed for two years.