Colorado Lawmakers Pass Universal Background Checks

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As Connecticut lawmakers prepare for their own battle over state gun laws, some states are a few stages ahead.

On Friday, the Colorado state legislature passed a bill to require universal background checks, expanding their system to include private transfers and online gun sales. That measure now awaits the Governor\’s signature.

Other gun control measures have passed the House in Colorado. If enacted, those proposals would limit magazine size and allow colleges and universities to ban weapons on campus. Colorado, responding not only to Newtown but also the mass shootings at Columbine in 1999 and the Aurora movie theater this summer, has significantly shifted on gun laws in recent years.

Laura Cutilletta, Senior Staff Attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence said that as recently as November, her pro-gun control organization gave the state a \’D\’ on its gun laws.

\”It’s not a terrible state but it’s not really had great gun laws,\” she said. \”Now there are great proposals that are moving through the process.\”

The other side agrees with the shift but has a different reaction:

\”Colorado had up until ten to 12 years ago been a fairly good gun state,\” said Dave Workman of the Citizen\’s Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

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3 thoughts on “Colorado Lawmakers Pass Universal Background Checks

  1. justme

    Colorado would do better to pass “Jessica’s Law” rather than cater to the left wing gun control agenda. The Colorado I once lived in has deffinately turned hard left. It is too bad because it use to be a common sense state. Now it could become another California or Connecticut. What a shame……

  2. Richard

    On a lighter note, Ann Coulter:

    “I used to think women just should not be able to vote. Now I think at least liberal women should not be able to hold office,” Ann Coulter said. “Every time you try to have a discussion with them, they become hysterical, they cry, and they want to show pictures of dead children.

    Coulter has been consistently outspoken on the issue of guns and control in America.

    In January, Coulter argued that public records of gun permit holders should not be made available. She then suggested records of women who’ve had abortion be revealed.

    “Why can’t we get a record of women who have had abortions?” Coulter asked Hannity at the time.

    “They get money from Planned Parenthood; they get money from Medicare and Medicaid, much of these are tax subsidies. I think mothers might want to know what other women on their street might be willing to murder a child.”

  3. Sharpshooter

    Possibly…a state that has legalized the use of marijuana for recreation should look at background checks for ice cream vendors as well….

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