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Feb 19, 2013 1:10 AM by Andy Koen

Sen. Morse: gun control bills likely to pass state senate

COLORADO SPRINGS - The four gun control bills that passed the Colorado House of Representatives Monday are likely to make it through the State Senate as well. Senate President John Morse, (D) Colorado Springs, expects it to take a couple of days for the bills to be transferred over and assigned to the appropriate committees.

"My sense is, we need 18 (votes) and we've got 20 to get the 18 out of and I suspect that we will, but again I don't know that yet for sure."

Each bill passed the house on a party-line vote with only a handful of Democrats voting against the measures.  House Bill 1224 would limit magazines to 15 rounds of ammunition, HB 1226 bans concealed firearms on college campuses, HB 1228 requires gun buyers to pay for the cost of their criminal background check and HB 1229 makes background checks mandatory for all firearms transactions.

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