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Colorado: Second Amendment Legislation to be Heard in Senate and House Committees

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Despite the efforts of our members who called committee members and showed up in Denver to speak, Senate Bill 14-094 was defeated yesterday on a party-line 3-2 vote in the state Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee.  SB 94, introduced by state Senator George Rivera (R-3), would have repealed the egregious and rights-infringing bill passed last year by anti-gun legislators in Denver that criminalized the private sale or transfer of a firearm.

Two pro-gun bills are scheduled to be heard in Denver within the week:

Tomorrow, February 5:  House Bill 14-1063, sponsored by state Representative Justin Everett (R-22), will be heard in the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.  HB 63 would expand “Castle Doctrine” to allow the use of deadly force for self-defense in an individual’s place of business.

Monday, February 10:  Senate Bill 14-038, sponsored by state Senator Scott Renfroe (R-13), will be heard in the Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee.  SB 38 is important emergency powers legislation which would prevent the Governor from suspending the distribution of firearms during a declared state of emergency.

Your NRA-ILA fully supports both of these common sense bills.  Please contact members of these committees TODAY and urge them to support both pro-gun bills as they are considered in the coming days.

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