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CO Democrats propose gun limits but no assault ban

Published On: Feb 05 2013 11:58:58 AM CST
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The ban on assault weapons expired in 2004 as part of the law's sunset provision. There have been multiple attempts to renew the ban, but no bill has reached the floor for a vote.


Colorado Democrats have proposed a slate of gun-control measures - but they won't be suggesting a full ban on assault weapons.
The package outlines Tuesday calls for universal background checks for gun purchases, plus a new ban on high-capacity magazines.
Democrats stopped short of suggesting a statewide ban on assault weapons. Instead they suggest new liability standards for the users and sellers of such guns.
The Democrats also want to see new requirements for mental health professionals telling authorities about patients who shouldn't have access to guns.
Republicans are expected to oppose the ideas. The Democratic Legislature has already rejected several GOP ideas to reduce gun violence, including a bill to allow school employees to carry concealed weapons.


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