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.