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Gun background checks face more review in Colorado

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  • DENVER, CO - JANUARY 28: People hold signs for a 'Let Us Live' gun violence prevention rally on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol on January 28, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The event was organized by Together Colorado, a non-partisan, multi-racial, multi-faith community organizing group. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
  • HARTFORD, CT - FEBRUARY 14: People hold signs during a rally at the Connecticut State Capital to promote gun control legislation in the wake of the December 14, 2012, school shooting in Newtown on February 14, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut. Referred to as the 'March for Change' and held on the two-month anniversary of the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, participants called for improved gun safety laws. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) - Background checks for private gun purchases are up for additional review Thursday in the state Legislature. 

A group of House and Senate members is expected to begin work ironing out particulars on the bill to require background checks on private and online gun sales. 

The lawmakers will be looking specifically at exemptions to allow people to give guns to relatives without doing a background check. 

Both parties want to make sure that family exemptions won't be threatened by language about gun transfers by corporate entities. 

The background check bill is one of the biggest pieces of gun-control legislation still pending. 

A limit on ammunition magazines has cleared the Legislature and awaits the governor's signature.

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