Democrats rejected a Republican attempt to repeal restrictions on the size of ammunition magazines in Colorado.
Lawmakers heard arguments over one of Colorado’s new gun laws Monday night.
The Republican leader in the Colorado House says his party will try to overturn or change the gun restrictions Democrats passed earlier this year.
Colorado recently passed controversial new gun control laws and now the state is being used as a model to change gun laws nationwide.
The shooting in Connecticut has put gun control in the spotlight, and now President Barack Obama is launching a new effort aimed at curbing gun violence as two Colorado Congress members sponsor bills to tighten gun laws.
One of the first areas where politicians will feel pressure is in the area of racial politics, meaning laws regarding racial profiling and hate crimes. Some legal pundits are already talking about how Zimmerman, the man who shot Martin, may face a hate crime charge.