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.
Colorado’s gun control debate is moving out of the state Capitol and straight to voters.
Colorado’s gun control debate could be headed to the ballot.
As crazy as 2013 was politically in Colorado, with the way things are lining up right now, it may look mild when compared to 2014.