(Denver Post) Colorado Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, a prominent figure in the charge to pass stricter firearms laws, said Friday that she “misspoke” in a national radio interview when referencing an assault rifle as the weapon that killed her son.

“His car and him and his fiancee were riddled with an assault rifle,” Fields told Scott Horsley, NPR’s White House correspondent on Wednesday.

Fields’ interview with NPR came on the same day President Barack Obama arrived in Denver to urge lawmakers in Washington to follow suit with Colorado in passing tougher gun laws, such as universal background checks.

Note: Read our discussion guidelines before commenting.