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Landmark gun control bills signed in Colorado

By Ivan Moreno

Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 05:24 a.m. HST, Mar 20, 2013



DENVER » Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed bills placing new restrictions on firearms exactly eight months after dozens of people were shot in a movie theater in suburban Denver.

The bills signed today require background checks for private and online gun sales and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. The signing comes the same day as the executive director of the state's Corrections Department was shot and killed at his home.

Jane Dougherty, whose sister was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, was among the guests invited to the signing.

The proposals signal a historic change for Democrats who traditionally have shied away from a battle over gun control in a state where owning a gun is as common as owning a car in some rural areas.







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TMJ wrote:
A feel good law that will do nothing but restrict the law abiding public. Sad.
on March 20,2013 | 06:44AM
false wrote:
What's really sad is that all this "feel good" legislation will not do one thing to prevent some crazed nut case from another shooting. None of these new laws just signed would have prevented the shootings. But all the legislators can smile and say: "We feel good, because we passed a new law". But the law won't help prevent a shooting. "That's not the point... we passed a new law. Don't you feel safer now?"
on March 20,2013 | 06:46AM
Ronin006 wrote:
False is true.
on March 20,2013 | 08:17AM
HAL9000 wrote:
well said, False.
on March 20,2013 | 10:19AM
SteveToo wrote:
Dumb Democrats. Nuff said.
on March 20,2013 | 08:43AM
HAL9000 wrote:
I guess the law helped stop teh nut balls from shooting people didnt it? What a waste of time. All some has to do is travel to another state and purchase what ever guns are banned in Colo., and that is that. This law didnt save the life of executive director of the state's Corrections Department did it?
on March 20,2013 | 10:19AM
HAL9000 wrote:
guess the law helped stop the nut balls from shooting people didnt it? What a waste of time. All someone has to do is travel to another state and purchase what ever guns are banned in Colo., and that is that. This law didnt save the life of executive director of the state's Corrections Department did it? You wasted tax payer money to make a feel good law. on March 20,2013 | 01:13PM
on March 20,2013 | 10:20AM
LanaUlulani wrote:


These gun control laws will do NOTHING to stop CRIMINALS from committing crimes against people and/or property.

CRIMINALS HAVE NO RESPECT FOR LAWS PERIOD !


on March 20,2013 | 10:25AM
AirRescueFF wrote:
Congrats, Colorado lawmakers. Dummies.

Say goodbye to Magpul as well.


on March 20,2013 | 10:49AM
3ocean3000 wrote:
Why wouldn't honest,God-fearing, law-abiding citizens support more intensive background checks? Maybe other states will follow suit and it will be harder to cross state lines and purchase a gun. Point is, if it saves one life- the life of your son, daughter, husband, wife, friend, etc., isn't it worth it?
on March 20,2013 | 11:15AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Those opposed to background checks realize the govt. is far from being God-fearing and law abiding. Personally, even though I agree with that assessment, I feel that concern is outweighed by the risk of selling weapons to unstable people..
on March 20,2013 | 12:06PM
TLehel wrote:
Here we go. Let's all "feel good" about our waning safety! Laws won't stop criminals. They never have and won't now. The only thing that the government is doing is keeping people from being able to adequately protect themselves. Of course none of the home invasion shootings will be on the news. . . .cause the government doesn't want you to see how wrong this truly is. First the criminals will have huge leverage over you. . . who do you think is next? Think about it.
on March 20,2013 | 12:40PM
redneckMT wrote:
So sad!
on March 20,2013 | 01:02PM
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