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Colorado Gov. Signs Gun Control Bills

Gun control may have suffered a setback yesterday when the Senate dropped the assault-weapons ban, but Colorado has forged ahead with its own law. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the legislation--a landmark move in the historically gun-friendly state--which places limits on the size of ammunition magazines and expands background checks for firearm sales. "Colorado is in a unique position in that we have suffered these tragedies firsthand, so there is a drumbeat in Colorado," said the state's Senate President John Morse.

March 20, 2013 12:27 PM