March 20, 2023

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Colorado bill banning sale, transfer of assault weapons is introduced

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Two Colorado Democrats on Friday evening introduced a bill that would define assault weapons and ban their sale and transfer. 

House Bill 1230 is sponsored by Rep. Elisabeth Epps, D-Denver, and Sen. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora. It has seven cosponsors in the House and one in the Senate, all of them Democrats. 

The legislation was introduced, without fanfare, hours after East High School students marched to the Capitol to call for gun control measures. The bill has been in the works for months, but its future was in doubt recently after Rep. Andrew Boesenecker, a Fort Collins Democrat, decided to remove his name as a lead sponsor

Fields also warned at a gun violence-prevention town hall in early February that the bill might not be introduced if the policy details…

Jesse Paul

2023-03-04 09:54:00

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