In Historic Move, Semi-Automatic Gun Ban Nixed in Democratic-Controlled Colorado

By Bo Beard | May 11, 2024

Significant history

In Colorado's Democratic-controlled Legislature, a proposal to prohibit the sale and transfer of semi-automatic firearms was rejected on Tuesday amidst the enactment of several other gun control measures during the 25th anniversary of the Columbine High School tragedy.
 

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Colorado has a significant history with firearms, marked by notable mass shootings nationwide, which adds complexity to gun control discussions in the Legislature. 
 

Bans

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This complicates efforts to implement bans similar to those in nine other Democratic-controlled states like California and New York.