Concealed-gun permit holders would have greater flexibility to renew their permits under a bill awaiting the signature of Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Defending newly enacted laws that require background checks for private and online gun sales, Colorado Democrats last month relied on a statistic that they said indicated 6,200 new checks were done in the first six months.
Conceal-carry firearm holders would have greater flexibility to renew their permits under a bill given initial approval by Colorado lawmakers.
Democrats stopped another Republican bill that tried to repeal limits on the size of ammunition magazines.
Colorado’s public schools would be allowed to permit teachers to carry concealed weapons under a bill up for discussion Tuesday in the Legislature.
A bill to repeal last year’s restrictions on the size of ammunition magazines in Colorado is up for a vote.
The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved $13 million in grants to help a Colorado producer of ammunition magazines for guns move its manufacturing operations to Wyoming.
Supporters of universal background checks for firearms purchases in Colorado cite the 104 denials for gun buys as evidence the new law is working.
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper holds a comfortable lead over his potential Republican challengers, and 52 percent of Colorado voters approve of his job performance, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Colorado Democrats continue to hold the line against Republican attempts to roll back gun restrictions, voting again to turn down a proposal removing permit requirements to carry concealed weapons.