Reader Pascal writes:
As the AP is reporting, “Colorado Republican leaders have begun a legislative push to repeal recently passed gun control measures, reigniting one of the most intense political debates in recent history. The first advance came Monday as discussion started on several measures in each chamber. One of the most prominent measures — a longshot bill that would undo expanded background-check requirements on private and online sales — was passed by a Senate committee.” And long overdue, too. The big question is, assuming these measures make it through the Democrat-controlled House, will Governor John Hickenlooper, who won reelection by the skin of his teeth, sign any of them into law . . .
Here’s a look at other gun control proposals up for consideration:
— A House committee led by Democrats defeated a proposal to repeal background checks, a measure identical to the plan that advanced in the Senate.
— A Democrat-led House committee rejected a measure that would have reduced the civil liability of businesses that let people carry concealed firearms with a permit on their premises. Republican sponsors said the bill was intended to allow an armed response to an attacker.
— A bill to undo the limit on ammunition magazines failed in a House committee. However, Republicans may try again later in the Senate.
— A bill allowing anyone over 21 who can legally possess a gun to carry a concealed firearm without a permit, except on school grounds, passed its first vote in a Senate committee.
— A bill to expand protections against prosecution when a business owner or employee uses deadly force against an intruder failed in a House committee. Homeowners already have that protection.