Colo. passes expansion of firearms checks

Democrats insisted that existing exemptions in the bill would cover most scenarios the GOP imagined. The bill’s sponsor, Senate Democratic Leader Morgan Carroll, told Republicans that Democrats had enough votes to pass the measure but extended debate to make small changes requested by Republicans.

“There were many, many changes made to this bill, made in good faith,” Carroll said.

However, Republicans wanted so many exceptions that “we might as well repeal all background checks,” she said.

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