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Gun Control Debate

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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 Session Ends With Contentious Bills Settled

Colorado 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.

05/08/2013

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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

Pres. Obama talks gun control during a visit to Colorado on Wednesday (credit: CBS)

In Colorado, Obama Presses For Gun Measures

Ratcheting 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.

04/03/2013

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Alaska Seeks To Woo Colorado Gun Company

Alaska is making its pitch to woo a Colorado company that has threatened to leave that state over new restrictions on firearms.

03/29/2013

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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

Gov. Hickenlooper signs gun control bills into law on Wednesday. (credit: CBS)

Legal Challenge Already Planned To Gun Control Laws

There are already legal challenges being planned to two of the gun control bills signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday.

03/20/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper signs gun bills into law in March 2013. (credit: CBS)

Landmark Gun Bills Signed In Colorado

Gov. 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.

03/20/2013

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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

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Colorado Ammunition Limit Heads To Governor

Fiercely 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.

03/13/2013

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