Kicking off a long, emotional debate about guns, Colorado lawmakers clashed Friday over setting limits on the size of ammunition magazines, a proposal in a package of Democratic bills responding to mass shootings at an Aurora movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
A Democratic gun-control package including ammunition limits and expanded background checks is moving quickly through the Colorado Legislature, where GOP attempts to stall a mammoth debate on the gun controls were quashed Thursday.
Lawmakers in Colorado are considering a measure that would make it tougher for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
The president of the National Rifle Association is calling many of the gun control proposals in the state Capitol “feel good measures.”
About 100 gun rights activists greeted Colorado lawmakers at the state Capitol before the 2013 state legislative session on Wednesday.
Gun owners gathered outside Colorado’s Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers convened inside with promises to take up gun-related measures this session.
Colorado’s first gay House speaker has taken control, less than a year after Republicans used their former majority to block civil unions for same-sex couples.
Democrats take complete control of Colorado’s legislature Wednesday when they gavel the 2013 lawmaking session to order.
Gay rights. Gun control. Taxes. Illegal immigration. The Colorado Legislature will be far from timid this year.
Colorado lawmakers proposed a plan Monday calling for as much as $20 million a year to attract more tech companies and their high-paying jobs to the state.
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