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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

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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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Udall: Background Check Supporters Won’t Quit

Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says supporters of universal background checks for gun buyers aren’t giving up despite a defeat in the Senate.

04/18/2013

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa and other sheriffs speak out against new gun control measures in advance of President Barack Obama's visit to Colorado on April 3. (credit: CBS)

Sheriffs Plan Lawsuit To Block New State Gun Laws

DENVER (CBS4) – More than half of Colorado’s sheriffs are planning a lawsuit to block new state gun laws. Thirty-seven of Colorado’s 62 elected sheriffs say they are prepared to sue to overturn laws that […]

04/10/2013

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How Connecticut Gun Bill Compares To Colorado Laws

Gun control measures proposed in Connecticut after the December massacre in Newtown and expected to win approval Wednesday would be among the strongest such laws in the country.

04/04/2013

President Barack Obama (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Travels To Colorado To Talk New Gun Laws

President Barack Obama is traveling to Colorado next week to discuss the state’s new gun control laws with law enforcement and community leaders.

03/29/2013

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Colorado Legislature OKs Expansion Of Firearms Checks

A landmark expansion of background checks on firearm purchases was approved Friday by lawmakers in Colorado, a politically moderate state that was the site of last year’s mass shooting at a suburban Denver movie theater.

03/15/2013

Following two recent shootings, some public health experts are calling for gun violence to get a scientific approach of prevention. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Fees For Gun Checks Approved In Colorado Senate

A measure to revive fees for Colorado gun purchasers who need background checks has won initial approval in the Senate.

03/08/2013

File photo of a person holding a gun. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Colorado Senate Advances Background Checks Expansion

Colorado Senate Democrats advanced an expansion of background checks on firearm purchases as part of a package of bills responding to the shootings in Aurora and Connecticut.

03/08/2013

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