DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado Senate is approving stricter firearms regulations including expanded background checks, as it ties gun control to mass shootings in the state and elsewhere.
Final votes on the proposals Monday cap a week of intense debate in Colorado's Capitol over gun violence and how to prevent it.
Democrats have abandoned two of their seven gun-control proposals because of strong opposition. But five measures were due for final Senate approval Monday.
Most of them now head to the House or return there because of Senate amendments.
The most divisive measure given a final vote Monday was a bill to require background checks on private gun sales. Republicans tried to argue expanded background checks are "absurd" and won't improve safety. But they managed to persuade only one Democrat to vote against the bill.
KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.powered by Disqus