Colo. House voting on gun-control measures

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Colorado House Democrats approved new ammunition limits and are considering expanded background checks in a debate that has drawn attention from the White House.

The Democratic-led House voted Monday to ban large-capacity magazines, placing a limit of 15 rounds for firearms, and eight for shotguns. The proposals are responses to the mass shootings in Aurora and Connecticut.

Republicans oppose the measures, saying they restrict Second Amendment rights and won't prevent mass shootings.

Vice President Joe Biden called four Democrats Friday during a daylong debate on the measures. Two freshmen legislators in moderate districts were among those he called.

Other proposals expected to get a vote include banning concealed firearms on colleges and requiring that gun purchasers pay for their own background checks.

The Senate still needs to consider the proposals.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 191716451 -
Gray Television, Inc.