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-- has been a former congresswoman Gabby Giffords expected to testify in support of a key gun control measure.
Police tickling alive from Denver police in the legislature is considering a slew of changes what are -- looking at today.
-- Martha they're actually.
Debating seven different to gun control measures today and four of them have already been approved.
By the Colorado state house now former shuttle commander mark Kelly will be in Denver to testify in support of one of those measures which calls for mandatory background checks on all private gun sales and transfers.
Kelly testified before congress earlier this year he'll remember.
And the woman who tackled the Tucson gunman who shot Kelly's wife congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
We'll also testify in support of another bill that will -- high capacity magazines of more than fifteen rounds.
I'm a Republican and I wanna see these bills -- Because they're the right thing to do -- allowing politics to seem to take away the safety of our community.
Because people are afraid of the NRA.
It just it's ridiculous nothing gets done I tell you these legislators are going to be responsible for what happens beyond your.
And Martha we're being told debates probably -- go well into the night as you can imagine my has become quite heated there in Colorado it's a real battleground for this debate is and that.
It really is and Martha -- times that vitriol here -- become palpable.
The both houses of the Colorado legislature are controlled by Democrats -- however on the set -- it's a little bit tighter things are quite personal when it comes to gun control the state of Colorado in particular there is one representative Rhonda fields who lost her son she's a Democrat she lost her son.
To gun violence she's been in -- heated battle with gun rights advocates she also represents the district -- Aurora now democratic governor John Hickenlooper has thrown his support behind gun control.
But one measure has already passed the house.
It could -- -- a popular hunting rifle a so called pump are automatic shotgun.
The governor says he's going to sign it.
The common after the standard shot him.
Hundreds of thousands of thousand hunters are probably going to be carrying around a gun that they won't be able to replace after July 1 this year.
Now others testifying this week in the state of Colorado -- those affected by the Columbine shooting the -- -- theater shooting and those affected by the sandy hook shooting.
Martha police -- thank you very much.
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