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Democrats poised to expand gun checks in Colorado

February 14, 2013
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photo - Protesters carry posters promoting a gun control movement during a rally on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol, in Denver, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Photo by
Protesters carry posters promoting a gun control movement during a rally on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol, in Denver, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Photo by  

DENVER — A Democratic gun-control package including ammunition limits, expanded background checks and a new ban on campus concealed weapons is closer to passage after Republican efforts to delay the package were foiled Thursday by ruling Democrats.

One Democrat was even called from the bedside of her ailing mother-in-law to steer through the gun-control package over GOP objections. Rep. Lois Court of Denver was excused to attend to her sick relative, but she was summoned to a House committee to keep her bill about background-check fees from being delayed.

The gun-control package was poised for debate by the full House Friday. One Republican was so upset at the looming gun-control debate that he compared the Democratic House to an authoritarian regime that stifles debate.

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