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NRA president to meet with Gov. Hickenlooper

10:37 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER - David A. Keene, the president of the National Rifle Association, will travel to Colorado next week for a meeting with Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

A spokesman with Hickenlooper's office confirmed the meeting will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7 and came at the request of Keene.

No further details of the meeting were offered, but it comes at a time when state Democrats - who now control the legislature - prepare to present legislation that aims to require background checks on the private sale of guns and a ban on ammunition magazines of more than 10-cartridges.

In his state of the state address earlier this month, Hickenloopervoiced support for universal background checkson firearms.

The NRA could not be immediately reached for comment about next week's meeting.

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