Civil unions for gay couples advanced a Colorado House committee Thursday, with one Republican becoming emotional as she joined Democrats in voting yes for a bill that’s expected to become law this year.
Colorado Democrats advanced ammunition limits, expanded background checks, and other gun measures during a debate that drew the attention of Vice President Joe Biden, who called four lawmakers.
A package of Democratic gun control measures began moving through the Colorado Legislature Friday, with Vice President Joe Biden personally phoning four lawmakers from his Colorado ski vacation to speed along the emotional debate.
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.