Gun Background Checks
The first month of background checks on private firearm sales in Colorado resulted in 10 denials for people with criminal records.
The gun lobby is preparing to fight gun control legislation they thought they had already defeated. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, says he’ll push again to get a background checks bill through the Senate.
The Colorado Senate is approving stricter firearms regulations including expanded background checks, as it ties gun control to mass shootings in the state and elsewhere.
New ammunition limits and universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday, during a second day of emotional debates that has drawn attention from the White House as lawmakers try to address recent mass shootings.
Colorado lawmakers denied extra funding Thursday to help ease a logjam on background checks for firearm purchases, which have increased dramatically in the aftermath of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school as the debate over gun control ramps us.
The prospect of tighter gun laws has gun sales soaring and the Colorado Bureau of investigation remains flooded with requests for background checks on buyers.
The Colorado Department of Public Safety plans to ask lawmakers for $500,000 hoping to add staff to handle all the background checks for people wanting to buy guns.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is planning to ask lawmakers for $500,000 to be used to help process the growing backlog of background checks for potential gun buyers.
The day after the shooting in Connecticut a lot of people in Colorado tried to buy a gun.