2 final gun bills passed by Colo. Democrats

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- The Colorado House passed stricter restrictions on gun ownership by domestic offenders and required in-person training for concealed-carry permits.

The bills approved Monday are the final two from the Democrats' package of new gun legislation responding to mass shootings last year.

One bill would allow some online gun education for permit-seekers but would require them to prove handgun competency in person, such as showing how to safely carry a gun. Another bill strengthens a ban on gun ownership by domestic offenders by establishing a process for them to relinquish their firearms.

Debate on the bills was not as tense as other gun legislation already passed, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition magazines.

The training bill heads to the governor. The domestic-offender bill has amendments that lawmakers still need to agree on.

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