COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rep. Jason Crow says he aims to close an “obvious loophole” in federal law that allowed a Florida woman obsessed with the Columbine school shooting to buy a shotgun in Colorado days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre.
The legislation introduced Thursday by the Democrat would prohibit immediate over-the-counter sales of rifles and shotguns to out-of-state residents.
Authorities launched a manhunt and several schools tightened security last month after an 18-year-old woman traveled to Denver and bought the gun near Columbine High School.
Authorities had considered her a potential threat to schools.
Crow’s bill would apply restrictions that are on handgun purchases to rifles and shotguns, requiring dealers to ship firearms to a licensed dealer in a buyer’s home state.AlertMe