DENVER (AP) - Colorado Democrats advanced new restrictions on ammunition magazines on a narrow margin as some members of their party expressed concern about the proposal.
The state Senate gave initial approval on Friday to a proposal that makes it a crime to have magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Two Democrats joined Republicans in voting no on the measures amid concerns that the bill would not reduce violence and hurt a Colorado manufacturer of magazines.
Erie-based Magpul Industries says it will leave the state if the bill becomes law.
Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper has indicated support for the bill.
Senators still need to take a final, recorded vote on the bill to pass it.
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