Democrats pursue gun-control measures after Boulder shooting

Democrats pursue gun-control measures after Boulder shooting

Scenes after a shooting at the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, March 22, 2021. Scenes after a shooting the previous day at the King Soopers grocery store on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder, Colorado. Xanthe Thomason, left, consoles Dana Derichsweiler, right, during the vigil in March for the King Soopers shooting victims at the Boulder County Courthouse in Boulder. A bill that would temporarily prohibit people convicted of a violent misdemeanor from purchasing a firearm in Colorado will likely be part of a package of gun-control legislation Democratic state lawmakers are preparing to introduce in response to the deadly shooting last month at a Boulder King Soopers. The package is also slated to include a measure closing the so-called Charleston loophole, which allows gun sellers to transfer a weapon to a buyer after three business days, even if a background check hasn’t been completed. Democrats also are pursuing legislation to eliminate a law prohibiting counties and municipalities from enacting gun regulations that are more strict than what’s in state statute. Finally, the package is expected to include money dedicated to gun violence prevention efforts, including a public education campaign to inform Coloradans about the state’s so-called red flag law, which allows a judge to order the temporary seizure of a firearm from someone deemed a risk to themselves or others. A measure to ban assault weapons in Colorado is not included in the initial slate of legislation being discussed and it appears unlikely […]

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