Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 12:37 pm
President Obama's campaign for new federal gun control laws takes him to Colorado on Wednesday, and next week back to Connecticut, where the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre renewed the nation's fraught conversation about guns.
President Obama is using Colorado as a backdrop Wednesday as he pushes Congress to pass gun control measures in the wake of last year’s shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn.
Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:42 am
President Obama is trying to regain some traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own.
On Wednesday, the president speaks in Colorado, where lawmakers recently passed a series of bills requiring background checks for all gun purchases and limiting the size of ammunition magazines.
Obama would like to see similar measures adopted nationwide. But if Colorado serves as an inspiration for the president, it also provides a cautionary tale.