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Colorado passes ban on high-capacity magazines

The Colorado House passed a ban on high-capacity magazines, concealed weapons on campuses and other gun bills.

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A Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, sits in the background past a small American flag July 29, 2012. (Kevork Djansezian/AFP/Getty Images)

Colorado, the site of the notorious Aurora massacre and Columbine shooting, is getting tougher on guns. The Colorado House voted today to ban high-capacity magazines, USA Today reported. The bill, House Bill 1224, would limit magazines to 15 rounds for rifles and pistols. It would also limit magazines to eight shells for shot guns.

Those aren't not the only gun restrictions on the table. The House on Friday gave initial approval to four total gun measures. The other bills would ban guns on campuses, require background checks on gun buyers and make the gun buyers pay the state back for the cost of the background check, the Denver Post reported

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Now the bills are moving to the Senate.

 Last Friday, Colorado's largest gun manufacturer threatened to leave the state if the proposed restrictions become law. "If we're able to stay in Colorado and manufacture a product, but law-abiding citizens of the state were unable to purchase the product, customers around the state and the nation would boycott us for remaining here," Doug Smith, Magpul Industries' chief operating officer, told The Post.

Nevertheless, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper told reporters Thursday that he supports three of the gun control proposals, KDVR reported

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