The gun debate was front and center at the state capitol yesterday as proposals already approved in the House made their way to Senate committees. It was a marathon day of testimony that also included debate on three new Democratic backed bills. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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One Response to Democrats Pass Gun Bills After Heated Hearings

  1. Deena Bennett says:

    God did not give us the right to own assault weapons neither did the constitution. To hear “protection of property” used as a reason to own them is absurd. Congratulation to Colorado in passing these bills. It’s a start.

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