Thanks to all of your hard work and phone calls, March 18 was a triumphant day for Colorado gun owners. Governor Bill Owens (R) signed both Senate Bill 24, sponsored by Senator Ken Chlouber (R-04) and Representative Al White (R-57), and Senate Bill 25, sponsored by Senator Jim Dyer (R-26). SB 24 establishes a statewide "shall issue" Right to Carry system, and SB 25 preempts local guns laws, including both the Denver and Colorado Springs gun registries and the Denver "assault weapons" law. Both laws will take effect immediately. Our thanks go out to Governor Owens and the legislature for making Colorado a safer place to live.
Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.