Yesterday, the Colorado House gave final approval to gun owner victimization legislation, Senate Bill 78. Following a procedural vote in the Senate, the measure will soon be sent to the desk of Governor Jared Polis, and he needs to hear from you now!
Senate Bill 78 victimizes gun owners who suffer loss or theft of their property with a fine if they don’t report a lost or stolen firearm within five days of discovering it missing. A firearm owner should not be held liable for the crimes committed by a person who has illegally obtained their firearm. Individuals should not be further victimized after experiencing a burglary or other crime.
Soon, the Colorado Senate will hold Third Reading on mandatory storage legislation, House Bill 1106. Please contact your State Senator and ask them to OPPOSE House Bill 1106.
House Bill 1106 imposes government-mandated standards for storing firearms, rendering a person’s firearm useless when needed for self-defense. This should be a matter of personal responsibility, as everyone’s situation is different.
This measure places undue burden on law-abiding gun owners, while touting “crime prevention.” Littleton, CO recently passed a similar storage ordinance for gun dealers, mandating certain storage procedures and devices that have created huge financial restrictions for business owners. Further, the financial and physical requirements for abiding by this ordinance are nearly impossible to comply with.