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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:14 AM

Stronger Gun-Control Measures Clear First Votes in the Colorado House


DENVER — Lawmakers moved closer on Friday to passing a package of new gun restrictions in Colorado, a state that has lived under the shadow of two of the worst mass shootings in United States history.

After hours of debate that lasted well into the evening, Colorado’s House of Representatives gave initial approval to legislation requiring background checks on private gun sales and placing limits on ammunition magazines — measures that were being watched nationally by advocates on both sides of the issue.

The bills were part of an array of gun proposals being pushed hard by state Democrats this year after the shooting at an Aurora movie theater last summer and the killings at an elementary school in Connecticut in December.

“There is a common thread that we see in these massacres,” said State Representative Rhonda Fields, a Democrat from Aurora who sponsored both pieces of legislation and whose son was shot to death in 2005. “They’re using high-capacity magazines so they can unleash as many bullets as they can, to kill as many people as they can, in our schools, our theaters and our churches.”


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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:23 AM

1. NRA has been "watching" Congressional members and the rest of us are watching the NRA and

Congressional members also, the good rating from the NRA will result in a bad rating from those who oppose high capacity clips, etc and weapons of war. If Congressional members declare themselves to be prolife and still will not vote for AWB then they are not prolife. Innocent American citizens are needlessly being attacked and it has to stop. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!

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