DENVER (AP) -- Expanded background checks for firearm sales in Colorado were passed by Democrats last year at great political cost. Now Republicans are offering up a bill to repeal the law, reigniting the debate over gun control during an election year.
The bill before a Senate committee Monday would repeal the new background check requirements for private and online sales. The debate is expected to be one of the most heated of the session, much like last year when hundreds showed up to testify against gun restrictions proposed by Democrats.
Two Democratic senators were recalled because of new gun-control laws, and a third resigned under pressure when a recall effort was underway.
Democrats have enough votes to defeat the attempted repeal in committee.
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