Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Colorado: 2013 Session Adjourns After Historic Assault on Your Constitutional Rights

Monday, May 13, 2013

Colorado’s 69th General Assembly adjourned last Wednesday after a historic legislative session.  Unfortunately, the historic actions by majorities in both legislative chambers and Governor John Hickenlooper (D) will severely punish responsible gun owners and sportsmen in the Centennial State.

Anti-gun legislators championed the passage of the most onerous and restrictive legislation in Colorado’s history, and Governor Hickenlooper didn’t even blink when he signed away your rights.  Because of these misguided and arbitrary efforts, the following laws take effect on July 1:

  • Unless possessed before July 1, all magazines with a capacity of greater than fifteen rounds and all magazines with a removable floor plate will be illegal.
  • All firearm purchases will be subject to an additional fee (“gun tax”) to fund the duplicative and failing Colorado Bureau of Investigation InstaCheck system.
  • The private transfer of a firearm, even between certain family members and friends and while afield, will be criminalized.

While all proactive and pro-gun legislation to increase safety and security in the Centennial State was ignored and cast aside during this legislative session, three extreme anti-gun measures were defeated because of outpouring activism from Second Amendment supporters:

  • House Bill 1226, legislation that aimed to repeal current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus, was defeated in the Colorado Senate.
  • House Bill 1306, legislation that would have created a biased task force with your tax dollars to review mental health issues as it relates to the possession of firearms, was defeated in the Senate Committee on Business, Labor & Technology. 
  • Senate Bill 196, legislation that sought to hold all manufacturers, distributors and owners of common rifles and shotguns they produce, sell or use liable if that gun is misused to harm another person, was defeated in the Colorado Senate.

The NRA would like to thank the thousands of NRA members who passionately contacted their elected officials in opposition to these unconstitutional measures and those state legislators who steadfastly upheld our Right to Keep and Bear Arms by voting against this rights-infringing legislation.

The fight in Colorado to protect and restore your individual rights is anything but over, as your NRA is working closely on recall election efforts and preparing for the 2014 elections.   It is vitally important that every Second Amendment supporter in Colorado is registered to vote so you can hold those accountable who voted against your constitutional rights and inherent right to self-defense.

TRENDING NOW
The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on ...

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

News  

Gun Laws  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a ...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

Wisconsin: Important Right to Carry Bill Introduced

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Wisconsin: Important Right to Carry Bill Introduced

Today, LRB 2039/1 was introduced to the Wisconsin State Legislature.  This Right to Carry bill would allow for the concealed carry of a firearm without a concealed carry license anywhere in the state where an ...

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

News  

Second Amendment  

Friday, March 24, 2017

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety. 

Virginia Action Needed: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Self-Defense Bills

Monday, March 27, 2017

Virginia Action Needed: Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Self-Defense Bills

Following their passage in the Virginia General Assembly, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed multiple self-defense bills; Senate Bill 1299, Senate Bill 1300, House Bill 1852, and House Bill 1853. 

News  

Monday, March 27, 2017

NRA Applauds Texas State Senate for Passing SB 16

The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action applauds the Texas Senate today for passing Senate Bill 16, legislation that substantially reduces License To Carry fees in the Lone Star state.

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

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.