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Date: 5/7/2021
Subject: ACTION ALERT - Local Regulation of Firearms
From: League of Women Voters of Colorado



Action Alert

ACTION ALERT! SUPPORT NEW GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION!

LWVCO supports measures that are intended to protect the health and safety of citizens through limiting the accessibility and regulating the ownership of handguns and semi-automatic weapons, and we support regulation of firearms for consumer safety.

 

SB 21-256 -  LOCAL REGULATION OF FIREARMS

Sponsors: Sens. Fenberg & Moreno and Reps. Hooton & Daugherty

 

This bill declares that the regulation of firearms is a matter of both state and local concern and removes some of the preemptive language passed in two laws enacted in 2003. It will remove those prohibitions and thereby permit:

 

A local government to enact an ordinance or regulation prohibiting the sale, transfer, or possession of a firearm, ammunition or firearm component or accessory as long as the ordinance or regulation is not less restrictive than that of the state. 

 

A local government, including a special district or the governing board of a college or university to enact an ordinance, resolution, rule or other regulation that prohibits the carrying of concealed handguns in a building or area within that body’s jurisdiction.  

 

SB 256 will be heard on Tuesday May 11 at 2:00 p.m. by Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee.  Contact members of the Committee to urge them to SUPPORT this bill.

 

Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee Members:

Sen. Julie Gonzales - julie.gonzales.senate@state.co.us

Sen. James Coleman - james.coleman.senate@state.co.us

Sen. Sonya Jacquez Lewis - sonya.jaquez.lewis.senate@state.co.us

Sen. Cleave Simpson - cleave.simpson.senate@state.co.us

Sen. Jerry Sonnenberg - senatorsonnenberg@gmail.com

 

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