Colo. Lawmakers Battle Over Gun Measures
KREX News Room
DENVER A Colorado gun-control package is closer to becoming law after Republican efforts to delay it were foiled Thursday by ruling Democrats.
A Democratic lawmaker was even called from the bedside of her ailing mother-in-law to steer through the gun-control package, which includes ammunition limits, expanded background checks and a new ban on campus concealed weapons.
Representative Lois Court, of Denver, was initially excused to attend to her sick relative, but she was later summoned to a House Committee to keep her bill on background-check fees from being delayed.
A Republican lawmaker was so upset at the upcoming gun-control debate, that he compared the Democratic House to an authoritarian regime that stifles debate.
The gun-control package is scheduled to go before the full House Friday..