The 2012 legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly got off to a good start for gun owners. Yesterday, two pro-gun bills were introduced, House Bill 1064 and House Bill 1048. Both NRA-backed bills were assigned to the state House Judiciary Committee for further consideration.
Introduced by state Representative Amy Stephens (R-20), HB 1064 would protect your Second Amendment rights by prohibiting the state or any government agency, during a declared state of emergency, from prohibiting or restricting the otherwise lawful possession, use, carrying, transfer, transportation, storage, or display of a firearm or ammunition; seizing or confiscating a lawfully possessed firearm, or requiring registration of a firearm or ammunition for which registration is not otherwise required by law.
HB 1048, introduced by state Representative Mark Waller (R-15), would eliminate the duplicative state-run Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) InstaCheck system for the purchase of firearms and solely utilize the existing National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). By removing the CBI InstaCheck, HB 1048 could possibly save the state of Colorado millions of dollars and repeal an unnecessary state program.
Please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for further updates on these important pro-gun bills.