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The Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

GOP To Revisit Colorado Gun Laws In Upcoming Session

The Republican leader in the Colorado House says his party will try to overturn or change the gun restrictions Democrats passed earlier this year.

12/29/2013

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Colorado Recall Stifles Gun Effort In Congress

Gun control advocates say the National Rifle Association-aided recall of two Colorado legislators who backed new gun restrictions will make it harder to revive stalled efforts in Congress to tighten firearm laws.

09/14/2013

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10 Gun Denials In First Month Of Universal Checks

The first month of background checks on private firearm sales in Colorado resulted in 10 denials for people with criminal records.

09/05/2013

The gun control protest the at the Capitol on Monday (credit: CBS)

Gun Control Opponents Display Blatant Defiance Of New Law

Stores across Colorado are pulling high-capacity magazines off shelves. A new law that took effect Monday limits magazines to 15 rounds and some people are already deliberately breaking the law.

07/01/2013

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Colorado Wildlife Officials See No Signs Of Hunter Boycott

Colorado wildlife officials say they see no signs that hunters across the country are boycotting Colorado because of new laws meant to curtail gun violence, but they won’t know for sure until October or November.

06/11/2013

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa stands with other Colorado sheriffs on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS)

How Will The Sheriffs’ Gun Lawsuit Impact The Gun Conversation?

With 85 percent of Colorado’s sheriffs signed onto an historic lawsuit, it is clear that an entirely new chapter is about to be written in Colorado’s conversation about guns.

05/19/2013

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa stands with other Colorado sheriffs on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS)

Colorado Sheriffs Suing Over Gun Control Measures

Most of Colorado’s elected sheriffs are trying to strike new gun restrictions with a federal lawsuit against the state that argues the laws violate the right to bear arms.

05/17/2013

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States Seek To Fix Gun Background Check Backlog

Connecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.

05/10/2013

Colorado Legislature (credit: CBS)

Colorado Lawmakers Wrap Up Weighty Term

Colorado lawmakers were closing a contentious and weighty term Wednesday with big decisions settled on gun control to immigration to marijuana. But the 120-day session didn’t end without a dose of partisan sniping and a few big ideas left on the table.

05/08/2013

Pres. Obama talks gun control during a visit to Colorado on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

The Failed Politics of the U.S. Background Check Bill

From one point of view, the defeat of the background check bill in the U.S. Senate looks like a major victory for the NRA. But a closer look shows a very different political story than what we have been hearing.

04/19/2013

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