DENVER (DP) - The president of the Colorado Senate said he is "shooting for Wednesday" to introduce his bill making the manufacturers and sellers of assault-style weapons legally liable for damage inflicted with such firearms.
The proposal by Sen. John Morse of Colorado Springs is part of a package of gun bills introduced by Democrats this month after mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut last year.
Republicans have denounced Morse's liability proposal, and some Democrats viewed it with skepticism. He said at the time he was still drafting it and seeking input.
The other gun proposal that could be introduced Wednesday is by Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton. It requires in-person training for concealed-weapons permits, which now can be obtained through online courses. Staunch Second Amendment supporters agree that the online certification process, especially compacted into an hour, is concerning.
"That's not acceptable," said Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute, a Colorado think tank, told the Denver Post in December. "That's not what Colorado law requires."
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