Colorado Gov. Signs Major Gun Control Bill
Hickenlooper ushers in bill without fanfare
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Mar 20, 2013 11:25 AM CDT
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)

(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.

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G44
Jul 1, 2013 12:32 PM CDT
Now Colorado can join the the rest of the most highly restrictive gun law areas in the states, gee, Chicago, any school grounds in most states and other areas of highly restrictive gun laws end up being the killing grounds for innocent people. You cannot carry in Chicago or the balance of the state, you cannot even be on school grounds with a gun of any kind yet this is where the killings occure, doesn't anyone look at these facts?
lahoud
Mar 20, 2013 9:13 PM CDT
There may be hope for CO, after all.
NoFun
Mar 20, 2013 7:07 PM CDT
The anti-gay bigot may have to share a closet with the gun nut. The times they are-a chang-ing.