Colorado lawmakers send two bills tightening gun regulations to Gov. Polis, who will sign them into law
The legislation, Senate Bill 78 and House Bill 1106, would require people to store their guns with a trigger lock or in a gun safe in many situations and also mandate they report to police if one of their firearms is lost or stolen
State lawmakers have sent two bills that would tighten gun regulations in Colorado to Gov. Jared Polis, who plans to sign them into law.
Senate Bill 78 would require Coloradans to report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of realizing that it’s missing. Failing to do so would be a Class 2 petty offense, punishable by a $25 fine. A subsequent offense would be a Class 3 misdemeanor which result in a jail sentence, though rarely does.
The measure cleared the legislature on April 6. No Republicans voted for the bill.
House Bill 1106 would require gun owners to use a trigger lock or store their weapons in a safe when they know, or reasonably should know, that a child or someone who is ineligible to possess a firearm can gain access to the gun. Failing to do so would be a Class 2 misdemeanor, which is punishable by fines and jail time.
The measure won final passage on Monday in the state Senate. No Republicans voted for House Bill 1106, either.
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