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Obama To Visit Colorado In Gun Control Push

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President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), gestures as State of the Union address during a jointhe gives his session of Congress on Capitol Hill on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Facing a divided Congress, Obama focused his speech on new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), gestures as State of the Union address during a jointhe gives his session of Congress on Capitol Hill on February 12, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Facing a divided Congress, Obama focused his speech on new initiatives designed to stimulate the U.S. economy. (Photo by Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — President Obama is coming to Colorado to highlight the state’s gun control push as he tries to convince Congress to tackle the issue.

Obama is scheduled to come Wednesday. The White House says the president will meet with law enforcement and community leaders to discuss the gun control package signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Colorado has gone farther than any state outside the northeast in passing new gun laws. The state now prohibits the sale of magazines that hold more than 15 bullets and requires background checks for all private gun sales. Democrats passed the laws over strong Republican objections. Democrats said they were reacting to massacres at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school. Obama has been unable to get similar measures through Congress.

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