DENVER (AP) – Colorado Democrats advanced an expansion on restrictions on gun ownership for people convicted of domestic violence offense.
The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday with a 3-2 party-line vote with Democrats in favor. Democratic Sen. Evie Hudak says the bill seeks to address what she called the “lethal combination of guns and domestic violence.”READ MORE: 'Going To Take Some Time': Community Gathers To Remember Victims, Heal Together After Olde Town Arvada Shooting
The proposal imposes new restrictions on gun ownership for people who have restraining orders and who have been convicted of a domestic violence offense.READ MORE: Water Quality Control Commission Votes Down Proposal To Allow More Pollution In Colorado Waterways
Republican Sen. Steve King says the bill should allow for more judicial discretion.
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