7 gun-related measures considered in Colorado
DENVER — The Colorado Legislature is considering seven gun-related measures from Democrats today. A look at the bills and what they do:
— BACKGROUND CHECKS: House Bill 1229 would add a background-check requirement for many guns sold in private transactions. The Democratic-sponsored bill has already cleared the House.
— MAGAZINE LIMITS: House Bill 1224 limits gun ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. The Democratic-sponsored bill has cleared the House.
— FIREARM BAN FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OFFENDERS: Senate Bill 197 would expand a ban on gun ownership for people convicted of certain domestic-violence offenses. The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line 3-2 vote today. One more committee vote awaits before the full Senate considers it.
— GUN LIABILITY: Senate Bill 196 adds legal liability for gun sellers and owners. The bill faced its first test today.
— GUNS ON CAMPUS: House Bill 1226 would end Colorado’s unusual law barring public college campuses from banning concealed weapons. The Democratic-sponsored bill has already cleared the House.
— ONLINE GUN TRAINING: Senate Bill 195 would require people seeking concealed carry permits to take gun training courses in person. The bill faced its first legislative review today.
— BACKGROUND CHECK FEES: House Bill 1228 would revive fees for gun purchasers who need background checks. The Democratic-sponsored bill has already cleared the House.
Source: Colorado Legislature