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The Denver Post reports that the Colorado House of Representatives passed four gun safety bills.   One of the bills was House Bill 1226 which would ban concealed carry of weapons on college campuses.  It passed 34-31 with three Democrats joining the Republicans to vote no.  

The Post also reported that

House Bill 1228, which requires gun buyers to pay the cost of their state background checks with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, cleared the House on a 33-32 vote. Four Democrats voted against the bill.

The fee would range from $5 to $12.


The vote on the fee for background checks was the third of four recorded votes being taken on a package of gun bills. Earlier in the day, House Bill 1229, to require background checks on private sales and transfers, passed on a 36-29 vote, with one Democrat voting against, while House Bill 1224, limiting gun magazines to 15 rounds, on a 34-31 vote, with three Democrats voting against it.

That seems to be a pattern that universal background checks themselves are more popular than banning guns on college campuses or limiting gun magazines.  The bills now go the Colorado Senate which the Democrats have a 20-15 majority.   Personally, a 15-round magazine limit is the right amount for a federal ban and I suspect that Colorado may be a microcosm of how gun safety will fare.

Originally posted to pistolSO on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 04:39 PM PST.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA.

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