Senators to hear 4 gun bills tomorrow

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Senators across the state are gearing up to hear four Democratic-sponsored gun control bills tomorrow.

The bills vary from measures to ban standard-capacity magazines, to make lawful owners, sellers and manufacturers of firearms liable for any harm caused by a firearm that was once under their control.

KKCO 11 News spoke with Senator Steve King to get his take on some of the issues.

"Every day in the United States, 33 people are murdered by people driving drunk. 100,000 people here die from people driving drunk, and yet we have this huge uproar about semi-automatic weapons, and it's emotionally based. It is not based on facts, it is not based on evidence," said Colorado State Senator Steve King.

Senator King says he looks forward to debating gun control this week because he doesn't want guns to be taken from law-abiding citizens.

He also is concerned that if these bills pass, large companies like Magpul, a well-known gun magazine company, will leave and take their 400 to 500 jobs out of Colorado.

The company already has a few offers from other states to set up elsewhere.

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