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Hickenlooper leads panel on gun violence

Published On: Feb 19 2013 07:27:52 AM CST
DENVER -

Colorado lawmakers will talk about recent mass shootings and what they're doing to address the violence during a discussion moderated by Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Panelists will include Colorado Senate President John Morse and state Rep. Rhonda Fields, both of whom are proposing bills to limit access to firearms during this year's legislative session. Others on the panel Tuesday evening include U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, and the president of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police.

Topics to be discussed include universal background checks for firearm purchases, what to do about assault weapons and mental health issues.

Colorado lawmakers are considering several bills dealing with guns, including limiting the size of ammunition magazines and requiring background checks for private gun sales.

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