**FILE** Weld County Sheriff John Cooke (center), backed by a group of fellow sheriffs, testifies against proposed gun control legislation in the Colorado Legislature, at the State Capitol in Denver on March 4, 2013. State Senate committees began work on a package of gun-control measures that already have cleared the House which include limits on ammunition magazine sizes and expanded background checks to include private sales and online purchases. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Weld County Sheriff John Cooke (center), backed by a group of fellow sheriffs, testifies against proposed gun control legislation in the Colorado Legislature, at the State Capitol in Denver on March 4, 2013. State Senate committees began work on a package of gun-control measures that already have cleared the House which include limits on ammunition magazine sizes and expanded background checks to include private sales and online purchases. (Associated Press)