Colorado Gov. Signs Major Gun Control Bill

Hickenlooper ushers in bill without fanfare

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 20, 2013 11:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's official: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today quietly signed the state's landmark gun control legislation into law, a spokesperson tells NBC News. The new law—which has predictably generated some controversy—limits the size of magazines and expands background checks, among other reforms. Hickenlooper earlier today had to personally address a gun-related crime, releasing a statement about the shooting death of the state's Department of Corrections head, who was killed answering his front door.

John Hickenlooper isn't announcing that he's signed the gun control bill in this photo; he's discussing the shooting of Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements today.
John Hickenlooper isn't announcing that he's signed the gun control bill in this photo; he's discussing the shooting of Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements today.   (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
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