On Friday, Colorado's majority Democratic Senate used a voice vote to pass four of seven measures in a sweeping package of seven gun control laws. Two measures might be dropped and a fifth measure has the Senate's preliminary approval. The measures will go before the full Senate next week, according to a March 9 Reuters article.
If the Colorado Senate approves the bills next week, Governor John Hickenlooper will have the choice of signing or vetoing them.
The four major bills that passed by voice vote include a bill that requires gun buyers to pay for their own background checks. A second bill prohibits gun purchases by people with domestic violence convictions. One bills requires background checks for private weapons sales. A fourth measure prohibits online certification for concealed-carry permits. Concealed-carry permit applicants will have to get their certifications in person.
A fifth bill prohibits large capacity magazines for handguns and shotguns. There is a loophole that exempts magazines owned prior to the effective date in June.
According to a March 9 Huffington Post article, the Senate may have dropped two bills: The ban on guns at college campuses, and liability for assault-weapon owners and gun makers when their weapons cause damage. Two or three Democrats appeared to side with the GOP and this is enough of a margin to defeat those two measures.