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
Colorado Gov. Signs Major Gun Control Bill
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)

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. (Read more Colorado stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.