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Feb 13, 2013 9:42 PM by Connie Murphy

Colo. closer to restricting weapons on campuses

DENVER (AP) - A gun-control package proposed by Colorado Democrats continued its march through the Legislature Wednesday as a committee approved a bill to make public college campuses off-limits for concealed weapons.

The measure, endorsed 7-6 on a party-line House Education Committee vote, would end Colorado's status as one of the few states where concealed weapons can be carried on college campuses.

A separate House committee approved new fees for gun purchasers seeking background checks.

The gun bills were the latest in a package of Democratic gun-control measures under consideration this year. A separate House committee voted Tuesday to set ammunition limits and expand background checks for gun buyers.

Both hearings were packed with gun-rights supporters who tried in vain to stop the measures.

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