gun control

Bill Karnok, right, of Grandpa's Pawn Shop in Longmont, shows Shane Angelovich a gun that he is interested in buying on Jan. 5. President Barack Obama unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S.   (Cliff Grassmick/Daily Camera via AP)

“There’s no reason for us to look back. Our focus is on the economy, affordable housing, making college more affordable. It’s not on our agenda to talk about guns. It’s a national debate at this point.”

A customer looks at a SIG Sauer hand gun at a gun show held by Florida Gun Shows, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in Miami. President Barack Obama announced proposals this week to tighten firearms sales through executive action. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

With the November election just 11 months away, gun policy is shaping up to be a major debate topic — especially in Aurora’s 6th Congressional District — and advocates on both sides of the issue expect background checks to be a central piece of that