Colorado Thunderdome 2015: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners vs. everyone

John Tomasic for Colorado Independent wrote yesterday:

In mid-April, bipartisan members of a House committee shot down six bills meant to thin gun-safety laws in Colorado. It was an oddly subdued twelve-hour affair that stretched past midnight.

Gone were the impassioned gun-rights supporters that packed the Capitol in 2013 when a suite of gun-control laws were proposed and then passed by majority Democrats responding to the mass murders in Newtown, Connecticut, and in Aurora, just a few miles from the Capitol in Denver.

This year’s bills were aimed at repealing background checks for gun purchases, restrictions on carrying firearms and a ban on high-capacity magazines. The committee also heard a bill that sought to open schools to armed staff and visitors.

Read the rest of the report at The Colorado Independent.