Five Colorado GOP Gun Bills Rejected After Survivor Testimony

<p>(Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)</p>
<p>The Colorado State Capitol.</p>

Posted 8:23 a.m. | Updated 9:43 a.m. A Republican-led attempt to expand gun rights and ease controls adopted by Colorado after mass shootings in 2012 failed Monday following the testimony of survivors of gun violence and activists.

It was the second consecutive year a Democrat-led House panel rejected efforts to scale back laws adopted in 2013.

Rejected Monday were a bill to allow concealed carry of handguns on public school grounds; a bill to repeal a 15-round magazine limit that was adopted in 2013; and a bill to allow active-duty military personnel to carry concealed handguns without permits.

Late Monday, a bill removing all permits for concealed carry and another expanding protections against prosecution when a business owner or employee uses deadly force against an intruder were also rejected.