Colorado Senate Gives Final OK to Gun Control Bills

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER - A gun control package pushed by Colorado Democrats has cleared the state Senate after a full day of emotional debate.

The Senate gave final approval to five bills restricting gun rights, reacting to mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.

The bills include a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines, expanded background checks, and a ban on gun ownership for people accused of domestic violence crimes.

The package cleared the Senate after Democrats abandoned two of the most divisive gun controls - a bill to ban guns on college campuses and another to make gun owners and sellers legally liable for the weapons.

Most of the bills must head to the House for further debate.

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