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.
Democrats rejected an attempt Monday to repeal new background checks for private and online firearm sales in Colorado, arguing the law adopted last year in the wake of mass shootings is preventing criminals from buying guns.
Republicans making a case to repeal Colorado gun background checks on private and online sales say the new requirements burden law-abiding citizens.
Expanded background checks for firearm sales in Colorado were passed by Democrats last year at great political cost. Now Republicans are offering up a bill to repeal the law, reigniting the debate over gun control during an election year.
It is now legal to open carry a firearm in public buildings and parks in Castle Rock.
One of the people behind a successful effort to recall a state lawmaker over new gun restrictions says he’s running for Pueblo clerk and recorder.
Colorado Democrats begin the 2014 legislative session with a tenuous grasp on the state Senate after two recalls over gun restrictions, but they still control both chambers and the direction of the lawmaking term that opens Wednesday.
Colorado Democrats are coming off a year of monumental legislation and huge controversy.