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Gun Laws in Colorado: An Interview with Douglas I. Richards and Drew R. Eddy of Richards Carrington, LLC
Gun Laws regulating self-defense and the use of firearms are complicated (sometimes by design) and can vary widely from state to state. As a self-defense minded person who cares about the rule of law and protecting yourself and your family, it’s important to be up to date on all the laws that apply to you, including federal, state, or local. In order to help streamline this process, U.S. LawShield® is collaborating with experienced lawyers in the field of self-defense to produce a book of relevant gun laws for each state.
On March 30, 2022, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law the “Vote Without Fear Act,” which generally makes it unlawful to openly carry a firearm at or near any polling location in Colorado during an election. Proponents argue this new law is intended to prevent voter intimidation at the polls and other locations where voters cast a ballot. Opponents argue the new law essentially requires law-abiding gun owners to forgo one constitutional right (the Second Amendment) in order to exercise another (the right to vote).
In early 2021, the Colorado Legislature passed, and Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed, Senate Bill 21-078, the “Isabella Joy Thallas Act.” This new law will impose a duty upon Colorado firearm owners to report lost or stolen firearms. This law is currently set to become effective on September 11, 2021. However, if a referendum petition is filed before that date, the bill would then be submitted to Colorado voters for approval in the 2022 general election.
A private firearm transfer refers to a sale, gift, loan, or other transfer of a firearm between two non-licensed individuals. Private firearm transfers are common and entirely legal to conduct in Colorado.
Can a judge sign an order allowing police to seize your guns without you even breaking a single law? Let’s look at the history of red flag laws and how Colorado uniquely falls on this hotly debated area.
Each new year means law-abiding gun owners in Colorado need to be on the lookout for the latest assault on the Second Amendment. Here is a preview of some bills and issues that have been filed and raised (so far) that are noteworthy.