KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo |  Breaking News| Weather | School Closings | Traffic

Colorado Lawmakers Begin Gun Violence Debates

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

Colorado's gun control debate got going in divisive fashion Monday, when Republicans and Democrats parted ways on a proposal to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons.

A Democratic committee voted on a party-line 3-2 decision to reject a GOP measure to allow schools to decide whether employees could carry concealed weapons.

The vote came hours after more than 100 gun-control supporters rallied on the Capitol steps calling for an assault weapons ban, plus ammunition limits and expanded background checks as ways to prevent gun violence.

Democrats say they're planning to propose those measures, but specific bills haven't yet been introduced.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 188830941