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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Concealed Carry Banned Under 3rd Proposed Colorado Gun Control Bill; 2 Others Advance - Ammoland.com


Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Two of three newly introduced gun control bills have passed their first hurdles. Bills HB21-1298: (even more) Expanded Firearm Transfer Background Check Requirements and HB21-1299: Creates The Office Of Gun Violence both passed their respective committees and will move on to Second Reading and debate on the house floor. 1298 is scheduled for Second Reading the morning of Tuesday, May 11 (laid over from today) and 1299 has not yet been scheduled.

Tuesday, May 11th the next bill, SB21-256: Local Regulation Of Firearms, will be heard in the Senate State, Military & Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Anyone can provide public comment (testimony) by either attending the hearing in person at the Colorado State Capitol (room: Old Supreme Court) or registering to join the hearing remotely via Webex (CLICK HERE TO REGISTER). Public comment is usually 3 minutes, but at times can be reduced to 2 minutes.

SB21-256 Local Regulation of Firearms essentially repeals and replaces the 2003 firearm preemption law in Colorado Revised Statutes which prohibits local governments from creating firearm laws that would differ from state law. This 2003 law is important because if each of our 64 counties and 271 municipalities had different laws regulating firearms, things could get pretty messy for gun owners who have every intention of obeying the law.

This bill would replace the preemption language with new language stating firearm laws are, in fact, a matter of local concern, and local governments can enact their own laws but ONLY if they are more strict than state law – otherwise, those Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties would grow some teeth.

In the day and age of criminal justice reform being such an important and versed topic, it would seem most plausible they wouldn’t want to make it harder for people to obey the law. That obviously doesn’t apply to gun owners.

SB21-256 changes current preemption language to state a “…local government may enact an ordinance, regulation, or other law governing or prohibiting the sale, purchase, transfer or possession of a firearm, ammunition, or firearm component or accessory that a person may lawfully sell, purchase, transfer, or possess under state or federal law.”


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