National Rifle Association chief David Keene to meet with Colorado governor, senate president

DENVER - The head of the National Rifle Association is in Denver to meet with Colorado officials about gun control.

David Keene is meeting Thursday with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Senate President John Morse, both Democrats.

On Tuesday, Colorado Democrats including Morse proposed a slate of gun control measures including  universal background checks for gun purchases, new liability standards for gun users and sellers plus a new ban on high-capacity magazines.

Colorado Republicans say expanding background checks to private purchases would require a full registry of gun owners. They say the gun-liability measure would effectively eliminate certain weapons from being sold.  Keene is also expected to meet with legislative Republicans.

Keene has said the NRA is generally supportive of stronger background checks. Keene says more attention is needed on mental health, which is also subject of the Colorado Democrats' gun proposals.

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