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Firearms legislation is also being debated in Congress and statehouses nationwide, with Colorado’s action seen as a barometer of public willingness to support restrictions.
Both houses of the state’s General Assembly are controlled by Democrats, who introduced an agenda of gun-control legislation Feb. 5. Five bills were advanced over objections of Republicans, who argued that they were overly broad, did nothing to improve safety and infringed on Second Amendment rights.
The remaining two, including a measure that would require domestic-violence offenders to surrender firearms and a bill that requires in-person training for concealed-carry permit applicants, await House committee hearings.
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