Standing room only to hear gun bills

February 12, 2013 Updated: February 12, 2016 at 7:24 pm

The Old Supreme Court Chambers were packed Tuesday morning as a House committee prepares to take testimony on two proposed gun bills.

It was standing room only with a line out the door for a House hearing on two gun bills – one to limit high capacity magazines and another to require universal background checks.

The House Judiciary Committee will begin taking testimony on the bills shortly and the discussion can be streamed live here.

House Bill 1224 by Rep. Rhonda Fields, D-Aurora, is proposing that large-capacity magazines, like the one used in the Aurora movie theater shooting be banned. The bill limits the magazines to 10 rounds of ammunition.

Those who currently own high-capacity magazines would be able to keep them, but selling or transferring them becomes a misdemeanor. And manufacturers may be required to stamp new magazines with creation dates and tracking information.

House Bill 1229 would require background checks for all sales and transfers of firearms including between individual parties.


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