Second Amendment

CO Senate Passes Gun Restrictions

Vows of disobedience even from some lawmakers

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A package of Democratic gun-control bills passed the Colorado Senate on Monday in an emotional debate that contrasted images of civil disobedience with dead children.

The Senate passed five bills Monday — two House bills that must go back to the House, two Senate bills that must go to the House and a House bill that now goes to Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk.

That last bill would require gun purchasers to pay the costs of their own background checks, and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, has said he would sign it.

Each side claimed to be working on behalf of ordinary Coloradans.