Gun Control Debate

States Seek To Fix Gun Background Check BacklogConnecticut 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.
Colorado Session Ends With Contentious Bills SettledColorado lawmakers concluded a historic session Wednesday that saw ruling Democrats exert their power to pass sweeping gun laws, same-sex civil unions, and in-state tuition for immigrants in the country illegally.
Udall: Background Check Supporters Won't QuitColorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall says supporters of universal background checks for gun buyers aren't giving up despite a defeat in the Senate.
In Colorado, Obama Presses For Gun MeasuresRatcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that steps taken recently by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show "there doesn't have to be a conflict" between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.
Alaska Seeks To Woo Colorado Gun CompanyAlaska is making its pitch to woo a Colorado company that has threatened to leave that state over new restrictions on firearms.
Obama Travels To Colorado To Talk New Gun LawsPresident Barack Obama is traveling to Colorado next week to discuss the state's new gun control laws with law enforcement and community leaders.
Legal Challenge Already Planned To Gun Control LawsThere are already legal challenges being planned to two of the gun control bills signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday.
Landmark Gun Bills Signed In ColoradoGov. John Hickenlooper signed bills Wednesday that place new restrictions on firearms and signaled a change for Democrats who traditionally shied away from gun control debate in Colorado - a state with a moderate streak and pioneer tradition of gun ownership and self-reliance.
Colorado Legislature OKs Expansion Of Firearms ChecksA 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.
Colorado Ammunition Limit Heads To GovernorFiercely debated ammunition limits have cleared Colorado's Democratic Legislature and are on their way to the governor, who has said he'll sign the measure into law.
Pivotal Votes On Colorado Gun Control MeasuresStanding firm on new firearm restrictions, Colorado Democrats were advancing aggressive gun-control proposals Friday in a state balancing a history of heartbreaking shootings with a Western heritage where gun ownership is treasured by many.
Fees For Gun Checks Approved In Colorado SenateA measure to revive fees for Colorado gun purchasers who need background checks has won initial approval in the Senate.
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