CO closer to restricting weapons on campuses

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DENVER (AP) -- Public college campuses in Colorado would be off-limits for concealed weapons under a bill that passed its first legislative test Wednesday.

The bill to end Colorado's status as one of the few states where concealed weapons can be carried on college campuses passed the Education Committee 7-6. It was the latest in a package of Democratic gun-control measures under consideration this year.

Later Wednesday, another House committee planned to consider a bill to revive fees for required instant criminal background checks for gun purchasers.

The gun-control bills are in response to mass shootings at a suburban Denver movie theater and an elementary school in Connecticut.