Colorado’s gun control debate is making national news because of remarks from one Democratic lawmaker about rape. The comments came during a debate on banning concealed carry weapons on college campuses. As part of our Capitol Conversation series, Bente Birkeland takes a look at the political ramifications and what’s driving the story.

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