Gun Control On Trial In Colorado

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Today in Colorado, a court continues to hear arguments about the legitimacy of the state's new gun control laws, passed in the wake of the Aurora movie theater shooting in 2012.

A group of rural sheriffs, as well as shooting-related businesses and groups, are suing the state, saying the new gun restrictions are unconstitutional.

Proponents of the changes, including Tom Sullivan, say gun victims like his son, who was killed in the Aurora mass shooting, would be alive today if the ban had been in place earlier.

Colorado Public Radio reporter Ben Marcus joins Here & Now's Robin Young with details.


This segment aired on April 1, 2014.


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