8 Months After Aurora, Colorado Signs Stricter Gun Laws

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8 Months After Aurora, Colorado Signs Stricter Gun Laws

  • 03/20/2013 08:31 PM EDT

Colorado is slated to have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, after a set of new measures passed the state congress and landed on Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk Wednesday. The bills require universal background checks for all gun sales and limit the size of high-capacity magazines. 

The signing comes just the night after the director of Colorado's Department of Corrections, Tom Clements, was shot dead at his home. Clements was killed at around 8:30 pm on Tuesday night in Monument, CO.

El Paso County Sherrif Terry Maketa -- whose county includes Monument, where Clements died -- has said he would refuse to enforce new gun laws.