Colorado House passes gun-control measures

The Democratic-controlled Colorado House of Representatives on Monday formally approved…

The Democratic-controlled Colorado House of Representatives on Monday formally approved a package of strict gun-control measures, in a state hit by two of the most notorious mass shootings in U.S. history.

All four bills, which had been passed by a voice vote on Friday, were approved by a final, recorded vote after a third reading on Monday, said Dean Toda, a spokesman for the House Democrats. The vote was along party lines, with no Republican supporting the bills, Toda said.

U.S. President Barack Obama and several states have proposed new gun-control measures in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, when a gunman killed 20 small children and six adults at an elementary school.

“We can no longer walk around in our society with these blinders on as if nothing is happening,” Representative Rhonda Fields told the House, according to a statement from House Democrats. Fields lost a son to gun violence and her district includes the Aurora movie theater where 12 were killed in a shooting last July.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Like Steve said we are open in Oklahoma!

  • Steve

    Steve,

    This is a very uniformed reaction, to the very unfortuante tragedies Newton and Aurora. Even the Department of Justice’s research wing, the National Institute of Justice admitted that any “assualt ban” or limitations on magazine capacity will have little impact deterring anything going foward.
    Magpul would certainly be welcomed in Nebraska and I too will no longer vacaction in Colorado. Wymoning is beautiful state that is willing to protect 2nd Amendment rights and I will vacation there instead.

  • Im never snowboarding in Colorado again, Hickenlooper is a jerk and one day somebody will be getting ready to stab him and he will be begging for his life. The only person around will be one of the former magpul employees, or a once legal concealed carry permit holder that has a firearm that held over ten rounds, but they don’t carry it anymore because it was outlawed. Let’s see what these people think about after it happens to one of them. They will be begging for someone to protect them.

  • steve in okalhoma

    how dumb….magpul + others feel free to move to oklahoma….