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Gun Restrictions In Domestic Violence Cases Passes

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DENVER (AP) – Colorado Democrats advanced an expansion on restrictions on gun ownership for people convicted of domestic violence offense.

The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday with a 3-2 party-line vote with Democrats in favor. Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak says the bill seeks to address what she called the “lethal combination of guns and domestic violence.”

The proposal imposes new restrictions on gun ownership for people who have restraining orders and who have been convicted of a domestic violence offense.

Republican Sen. Steve King says the bill should allow for more judicial discretion.

The bill still faces a vote before the full Senate.

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