Colorado GOP moves to repeal new background checks for guns |

Colorado GOP moves to repeal new background checks for guns

DENVER — Colorado Senate Republicans notched a symbolic victory in the gun-control debate by giving initial approval to repealing new background check requirements.

The GOP took control of the chamber this year in part because of a package of gun-control laws passed under Democratic control two years ago.

The Senate gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a bill that would undo an expansion of background-checks for private and online gun sales. One more vote in the chamber will send it to the House.

However, the repeal attempt is doomed in the Democrat-led House, which has already rejected a similar bill.

But the debate gave Republicans another chance to rail against the background-check requirement, which they consider unenforceable. Democrats argue undoing the law would restore a loophole and make it easier for felons to get guns illegally.

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