GOP effort to repeal ammo magazine limits fails

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Democrats stopped another Republican bill that tried to repeal limits on the size of ammunition magazines.

Democrats passed the law last year. It prohibits the sale of magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. The law was passed in response to mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut.

A Senate committee rejected the proposal on a 3-2 party-line vote yesterday.

Democrats say the purpose of the law is to minimize damage from mass shooters who use larger magazines to inflict the most harm in a short amount of time. But Republicans say the law restricts the rights or law-abiding citizens and doesn't stop criminals who are intent on doing harm.

A House committee controlled by Democrats also rejected another repeal bill earlier this week.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 245418631 - kjct8.com/a?a=245418631
Gray Television, Inc.