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.
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.