Colorado Lawmakers Grabbing Gun Control Bull By The Horns

January 16, 2013 6:00 PM

Colorado Lawmakers Grabbing Gun Control Bull By The Horns
" DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado state lawmakers aren’t waiting for Congress to take action on gun control — they are moving on their own.

In just eight days, four gun bills have been introduced at the state Capitol, and there are at least four others yet to come. But despite the national outcry and despite Democrats being in control this session, getting any gun legislation done in Colorado will be an uphill battle.

Not since Columbine has a major gun control bill passed in Colorado.

“I know going to be fighting very, very hard to make sure that we get something done,” said Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora.

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Fields will introduce a bill requiring background checks on all gun sales and is working on another bill to limit high-capacity magazines. But she has yet to win over even key Democrats.

“How does a limit on high-capacity magazines reduce violence?” Democratic Senate President John Morse said "

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