Colorado House clamps down on ‘assault weapons’ sales, bill heads to Senate

Colorado’s Democratic House lawmakers passed a bill late Sunday that would, for the first time in state history, prevent the sale, purchase, or transfer of so-called “assault weapons,” setting the controversial legislation on a collision course with the state Senate.

House Bill 1292 passed 35-27, two votes more than the number needed, according to the Denver Gazette. The bill’s supporters were all Democratic, though nine other Democrats sided with Republicans and voted against it. 

Tributes hang on the temporary fence surrounding the parking lot in front of a King Soopers grocery store in which 10 people died in a late March mass shooting on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Boulder, Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

While the measure does not ban the possession of “assault weapons,” defined as “high-powered, semiautomatic rifles and pistols that have fixed, large-capacity magazines or have the
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