DENVER — Tuesday, March 19, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will be joined Wednesday by lawmakers at a press conference to discuss several gun bills passed recently by the General Assembly.

When: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Where: West Foyer, State Capitol

Who: Gov. Hickenlooper; Sens. Mary Hodge, Rollie Heath and Morgan Carroll; and Reps. Rhonda Fields, Beth McCann and Lois Court.

The governor and lawmakers will discuss HB 1229 (Background Checks for Gun Transfers), HB 1228 (Payment for Background Checks for Gun Transfers) and HB 1224 (Prohibiting Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazines).

All three bills will be signed by the governor earlier in the morning in the Governor’s Office. The bill signings will be pooled press because of limited space inside the office. Broadcast pool coverage will be provided by KCNC CBS4 (contact John Montgomery at 303-830-6464). The Associated Press will provide pool copy for print, broadcast and radio reporters (contact Colleen Slevin at 303-825-0123). The Denver Post will provide pool coverage for still photography (contact Ken Lyons at 303-954-1070). The press conference at 10:30 a.m. in the West Foyer is open press.