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Town Hall Meeting On Gun Control

By: KKTV
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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa talked to a packed house Thursday night about the gun bills Governor John Hickenlooper is likely to sign.

A lot of people have questions about how the gun control bills will impact Southern Colorado.

"The Constitution is the supreme law of this land, it cannot be infringed upon," said Belinda Toth, who is against gun control.

"I'm concerned about politicians trying to take away our gun rights," said gun advocate Ryan Parkinson.

Hundreds of people attended the town hall meeting to learn about gun control. Maketa explained the gun bills pending in our state. One would ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Maketa says that would be impossible to enforce.

"I can't tell you when those were sold, bought, and purchased. As far as I'm concerned, they were all pre-July 1st if the governor does sign this bill," said Maketa.

Hickenlooper says he will sign the bills.

Maketa told the crowd he will have no choice but to follow them, but he won't stop fighting for what he believes in.

The other side of the debate includes Mark Kelly, the husband of former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. Kelly, who is a gun owner himself, spoke in Denver last week about why he thinks we need stricter laws when it comes to owning guns.


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