State lawmakers are debating gun control and a bill that extends stricter background checks for gun buy, 9News reports.
Rep. Joe Rice and Sen. Betty Boyd are sponsoring a bill to make Colorado’s current use of the InstaCheck screening process permanent.
Federal law prevents convicted felons from purchasing firearms, but some people who have only been charged but not yet convicted of crimes can still buy guns.
Colorado uses InstaCheck, which catches people between their arrest and conviction. The program can also prevent people with restraining orders against them from purchasing firearms.
In other coverage:
KCNC: Colorado gun-control activists are protesting Starbucks’ policy not to ban customers carrying weapons. Colorado Ceasefire says Starbucks Corp. should change its policy of letting customers carry guns where it’s legal. The coffee chain has said it does want to be put in the middle of a gun-control debate. It is legal in Colorado for those with licenses to carry guns into businesses.