In a ceremony affirming his approval of some of the most sweeping gun control laws in the nation so far, Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo., placed his signature on a bill passed by the Democrat-controlled state legislature that limits magazine capacity to 15 rounds and requires that all private citizen-to-citizen gun sales, both in person and online, be subject to background checks.
The bill also bans all rifles and shotguns that have fixed magazines that exceed the legal limit. Shotguns cannot have magazines that allow more than 8 shots to be fired.
Democrats hailed the new laws that they managed to shove through the legislature in a state that traditionally has been a stronghold of individual rights, self-reliance, and gun rights.
Republicans, however, warned...
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