Gun Laws Face New Pressure

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER, Colo. A year ago, Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper signed bills to limited the size of ammunition magazines to fifteen rounds, and require new background checks for firearms sold online and between private sellers.

Monday, gun rights groups and sheriffs suing to overturn those laws will begin making their arguments in federal court with the start of a two-week trial.

The Colorado Attorney General's Office is representing the state.

The laws, which took effect July 1st, were responses to mass shootings in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater and Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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