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It’s the law in Colorado: Gun background checks, ammo limits

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DENVER — Colorado has expanded gun background checks and limited the size of ammunition magazines, even as the U.S. Senate has stepped back from some of its more controversial gun control proposals.

Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat in a Western state where gun-control issues are politically sensitive, signed the law exactly eight months after a gunman shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing 12 people and injuring about 70.

gunsThe signing of the tough Colorado bill comes a day after Majority Leader Harry Reid dropped California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s proposed assault weapons ban from a broader gun package to help ensure passage of other more popular measures. Feinstein vows to bring up the ban as an amendment to the larger bill.

Hickenlooper signed the bill after a somber news conference in which he described the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements, who shot Tuesday night when he answered the door at his Monument, Colo., home. Police said they were seeking clues and a motive for the shooting Tuesday night.

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  • Ernie

    Let's see how long it stands with a majority of Americans against it and a Supreme Court declaring such unconstitutional. Folks these things are precursors to firearms registration and confiscation and then governments who kill all opposed to their ideals as has happened in the past in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, the Red purges in China, and many other places. Must we again let history repeat itself because of what some "bad" guy might do? Just laws and moral upbringing for children will solve most of our problems.

  • Guest

    Now that the Dems got their foot in the door. They can work toward when a background check shows a parking ticket no gun, therefore working toward their agenda where only them their security detail and some of their RICH friend can have guns….and don't fool yourselves the Repubs are not far behind them.
    They all want to control every aspect of our lives.