The universal background check legislation, also know asÂ House Bill 1229, passed the House and Senate today, meaning that the bill now moves to GovernorÂ Hickenlooper’s desk for signing.
All House and Senate Republicans voted against the bill, with Sen. Lois Tochtrop, D-Thornton, and Rep. Ed Vigil, D-Fort Garland, joining them in the common sense category. Sadly, the Democrats had enough votes to pass the bill. Gov. Hickenlooper is expected to sign the bill, which will take effect on July 1.
Watch out folks, they are already talking about this as a national model, with universal background checks currently being debated in Congress.
You can read more here from the Denver Post.