A proposal to study possible firearm restrictions on the mentally ill and those with substance abuse problems in Colorado advanced Tuesday.
Stronger prohibitions on gun ownership by domestic abusers and required in-person training for concealed-carry permits advanced in the Colorado House.
A task force would study how to consolidate Colorado laws for placing someone in involuntary commitment under a bill advanced by House lawmakers.
A panel would study firearm restrictions on the mentally ill and those suffering from substance abuse in Colorado under a proposal unveiled Friday that’s heavily scaled back from what a Democratic lawmaker initially wanted to do.
A psychiatrist who treated James Holmes told campus police a month before the Colorado theater attack that Holmes had homicidal thoughts and was a danger to the public, according to documents released Thursday.
After hours of debate Friday night, the Democrat-controlled state House of Representatives gave initial approval to a package of gun control measures.
Colorado Democrats gave initial approval to expanding background checks on firearm purchases Tuesday, as well as setting new ammunition limits, starting an intense debate over stricter gun laws that drew hundreds to the state Capitol.
Democrats pushed for new ammunition limits and more background checks on firearm purchases Tuesday as hundreds of people went to the state Capitol to listen or partake in the intensifying debate over stricter gun laws.
About 100 gun rights activists greeted Colorado lawmakers at the state Capitol before the 2013 state legislative session on Wednesday.
Gov. John Hickenlooper called for a discussion about gun control in Colorado’s 2013 Legislature one day before 20 school children were gunned down in Newtown, Conn.
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