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Perlmutter bill to restrict gun purchases for those with mental illnesses

Author: Marianne Goodland - October 27, 2017 - Updated: January 31, 2018

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Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter, D-Arvada, announced Thursday he will co-sponsor a bill to prohibit gun purchases for people with mental illness who have been involuntarily committed on an outpatient basis.

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Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland

Marianne Goodland is the chief legislative reporter for Colorado Politics. She's covered the Colorado General Assembly for 20 years, starting off in 1998 with the Silver & Gold Record, the editorially-independent newspaper at CU that was shuttered in 2009. She also writes for six rural newspapers in northeastern Colorado. Marianne specializes in rural issues, agriculture, water and, during election season, campaign finance. In her free time (ha!) she lives in Lakewood with her husband, Jeff; a cantankerous Shih-Tzu named Sophie; and Gunther the cat. She is also an award-winning professional harpist.