Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario says any new gun laws will chip away at the Second Amendment.
A bill that would make it easier to buy a gun in Colorado has passed its first test in the Legislature.
A Colorado proposal to eliminate state background checks for firearm purchases has been tentatively approved by the Republican state House.
State lawmakers are debating a bill that will affect Coloradans who have ever been arrested. Even if charges are dropped they may appear on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation background check website, which is used by potential employers, landlords and others.
A mother who says her daughter was molested by a preschool teacher is pushing for tougher state laws and broader background checks for all daycare providers.