CO Democrats propose gun limits but no assault ban

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Democrats have proposed a slate of gun-control measures -- but they won't be suggesting a full ban on assault weapons.

The package outlined Tuesday calls for universal background checks for gun purchases, plus a new ban on high-capacity magazines.

Democrats stopped short of suggesting a statewide ban on assault weapons. Instead they suggest new liability standards for the users and sellers of such guns.

The Democrats also want to see new requirements for mental health professionals telling authorities about patients who shouldn't have access to guns.

Republicans are expected to oppose the ideas. The Democratic Legislature has already rejected several GOP ideas to reduce gun violence, including a bill to allow school employees to carry concealed weapons.

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