Capitol Check-In: February 8th, 2013

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Democrats in the state legislature introduced the first of their gun control bills Thursday, the same day the president of the National Rifle Association was at the Capitol to meet with lawmakers. Among the Democrats’ proposals, one would require universal background checks and another outlaws ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. These initial bills aren’t the only ones majority Democrats are working on. Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner talks about the politics underlying all of this, as well as the fate of a self-driving car bill and the hot items at the legislature next week, with CPR’s Megan Verlee.

Bills discussed:

HB-1224 - Prohibiting Large Capacity Ammunition Magazines

HB-1226 - No Concealed Carry at Colleges

HB-1228 - Payment for Background Checks for Gun Transfers

HB-1229 - Background Checks for Gun Transfers

SB-016 - Self-Driving Motor Vehicle Guidance

SB-011 - Colorado Civil Union Act

HB-1154 - Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act

HB-1114 - Inferences for Marijuana and Driving Offenses

[Photo: MVerlee/CPR]