President Barack Obama to talk gun control in Colorado Wednesday
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DENVER - President Obama is coming to Colorado to highlight the state's gun control push as he tries to convince Congress to tackle the issue.
Obama is scheduled to come Wednesday. The White House says the president will meet with law enforcement and community leaders to discuss the gun control package signed into law by Governor John Hickenlooper.
Colorado has gone farther than any state outside the northeast in passing new gun laws.
The three bills signed into law last week restrict the size of gun magazines, expanding background checks for firearms buyers and adding a fee for background checks for gun transfers. Those bills become effective July 1.
Additionally, two other gun control proposals are still being debated in the legislature. They are scheduled for House committee votes Thursday have already cleared the Senate.
Senate Bill 195 would require people seeking concealed carry permits to take gun training courses in person. People can currently take online courses.
Senate Bill 197 would require courts to order anyone subject to a domestic violence protection order or convicted of domestic violence to relinquish their guns within 24 hours. A judge could extend that to 72 hours. That bill also goes to the state House.
The five bills are part of the Democrats' package of new gun legislation responding to mass shootings last year at a school in Connecticut and a theater in Aurora.
Bills being debated Thursday:
SB 195: http://tinyurl.com/c3aw5wp
SB 197: http://tinyurl.com/c664lmg
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