Year after Colo. theater attack, gun debate rages

Gun control
Posted at 6:05 AM, Jul 17, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-17 02:25:23-04

DENVER (AP) — The last time Colorado enacted gun control measures was in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and once the laws were on the books there was little acrimony.

The state's latest batch of gun control laws after a gunman's deadly rampage at a suburban Denver movie theater a year ago, however, has sparked a struggle over guns that shows little signs of fading.

Gun rights advocates are trying to recall two state senators who backed the package, and dozens of GOP county sheriffs are suing to overturn it.

There was little discussion about gun control after the deadly shooting spree. It wasn't until December's deadly shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that gun control rose in prominence.