These were the bills Biden was personally pressuring Colorado Democrats behind the scenes to pass.
DENVER — New ammunition limits and universal background checks passed the Colorado House on Monday, during a second day of emotional debates that has drawn attention from the White House as lawmakers try to address recent mass shootings.
The Democratic-controlled House approved a ban on large-capacity magazines, placing a limit of 15 rounds for firearms, and eight for shotguns. Three Democrats joined all Republicans voting no on the bill, but the proposal passed 34-31.
“Enough is enough. I’m sick and tired of bloodshed,” said Democratic Rep. Rhonda Fields, a sponsor of the bill and representative of the district where the shootings at an Aurora theater happened last summer.
Republicans opposed the measure and others up for a final vote in the House, saying they restrict Second Amendment rights and won’t prevent mass shootings.
“This bill will never keep evil people from doing evil things,” said Republican Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, of Sterling.