Colorado House Passes Gun Control Measures
According to the Associated Press, new ammunition limits and universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday.
The Democratic-controlled House approved a ban on large-capacity magazines, placing a limit of 15 rounds for firearms, and eight for shotguns. Three Democrats joined all Republicans voting no on the bill, but the proposal passed 34-31.
The House also approved a bill requiring background checks on all gun purchases, including those between private sellers and firearms bought online. Democrats were more unified in their support of that bill, with only one of their members voting against it in the 36-29 vote.
Other proposals would ban concealed firearms on colleges, and require that gun purchasers pay for their own background checks. The Senate still needs to consider the proposals.
Lawmakers began the debate on the bills Friday, when they gave initial approval to the bills, setting up the final recorded votes Monday.