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Nikolas Cruz killed seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day.
Nikolas Cruz killed seventeen people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine's Day. Broward Sheriff's Office

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Images from the aftermath of yesterday's school shooting in Parkland, Florida can't help recalling similar coverage during the 1999 attack on Columbine High School.
ABC News via YouTube
"Parkland School Shooting 208th Since Columbine: The Tragic List"

Scenes of terror in the aftermath of the April 20, 1999, shooting at Columbine High School.
YouTube
"Michael Moore: Columbine No Longer in Top Ten of Worst U.S. Mass Shootings"

A screen capture from a video taken in the immediate aftermath of the Las Vegas mass shooting.
Shaun Hoff via CNN
"Mass Shootings: At Least 1,864 From Aurora Theater Tragedy to Las Vegas"

A screen capture from James Holmes's August 7, 2015 sentencing to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
File photo
"DA's Regrets About Seeking Death for Aurora Theater Killer"

A page from the notebook that James Holmes mailed to University of Colorado psychiatrist Dr. Lynne Fenton.
Westword
"Aurora Theater Shooter's Notebook: 'Insights Into the Mind of Madness'"

Sponsored by Senator Owen Hill and representatives Stephen Humphrey and Lori Saine, all Republicans, the bill up for consideration would repeal a 2013 law that made selling, transferring or possessing large-capacity magazines a Class 2 misdemeanor in Colorado.

Following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Denver City Council banned bump stocks. Used by the Vegas shooter, bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to act like fully automatic rifles.

We've reached out to Hill and Humphrey for comment on whether the bill repealing Colorado's large-capacity-magazine ban will be reconsidered in the wake of the Parkland shooting. A Saine representative declined to comment.

What do you think of the proposed bill? Post a comment or email your thoughts to [email protected]
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