Fast Facts: Enforcement of Colorado Gun Law Temporarily Paused 

  • Colorado Senate Bill 23-169 raises the minimum firearm purchasing age to 21 in Colorado, with limited exceptions. The law was set to go into effect on August 7, 2023. 
  • Chief District Judge Brimmer issued a preliminary injunction, temporarily halting the law’s enforcement. 
  • Individuals aged 18-20 can still buy long guns in Colorado while the injunction is in place, but federal law bars anyone under 21 from buying handguns from an FFL. 
  • The injunction isn’t a final judgment and might lead to further trial proceedings or appeal, possibly reaching the U.S. Supreme Court. 
  • U.S. LawShield® members can contact an Independent Program Attorney for guidance on the impact of this situation. 

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