Landmark gun bills signed in Colo.

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
The bills will require background checks for private and online gun sales and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Hickenlooper is signing the bills Wednesday in his office.

Magazine and Bullets

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed bills placing new restrictions on firearms exactly eight months after dozens of people were shot in a movie theater in suburban Denver.

The bills signed Wednesday require background checks for private and online gun sales and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. The signing comes the day after as the executive director of the state's Corrections Department was shot and killed at his home.

Jane Dougherty, whose sister was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, was among the guests invited to the signing.

The proposals signal a historic change for Democrats who traditionally have shied away from a battle over gun control in a state where owning a gun is as common as owning a car in some rural areas.


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  • by John Location: Delta on Mar 20, 2013 at 12:53 PM
    This assault on the second amendment can not be forgiven. Recall Hickenlooper! https://www.change.org/petitions/colorado-residents-who-support-our-rights-recall-john-hickenlooper?utm_campaign=action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition
  • by d Location: GJ on Mar 20, 2013 at 08:21 AM
    For sure there's a way to apply american ingenuity to design the magazine without removable bottom. Welcome to paranoia!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2013 at 08:13 AM
    Read today's headlines "25,000 U.S. Deaths Linked to Sugary Drinks" This is the real enemy, not guns
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2013 at 07:56 AM
    Also any magazine or gun that can be modified to hold more than 15 rounds will be illegal if purchased after July. That is all guns. Welcome to Communism. Pump shot guns etc.
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