Democrat Sponsored Gun Bills Move Forward
DENVER (AP)- An expanded gun ban for suspected domestic abusers has won initial approval in the Colorado Senate.
This comes over objections from Republicans, who say the measure unlawfully strips gun rights from people who haven't been convicted of a crime.
The Domestic Violence Bill was the first of seven gun-control measures under consideration Friday.
Senators debated the measure for more than two hours.
The bill would require people accused of certain domestic crimes, or facing protection orders, to relinquish firearms and ammunition.
Senate Democrats have also advanced an expansion of background checks on firearm purchases.
The proposal would require checks where they currently don't exist, such as private sales and transfers.