Three Colorado gun measures in response to Boulder shooting are close to becoming law
June 8, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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A series of gun measures in Colorado that were prompted by the mass shooting in Boulder in March are close to becoming law.
Democratic state lawmakers have passed three gun measures that will allow localities to regulate firearms, expand background check requirements for firearm transfers, and create an "Office of Gun Violence Prevention" -- sending all three bills to the desk of Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis.
On Monday, the Colorado state House gave final passage to a bill that would require licensed gun dealers to get approval from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation that a background check is complete before transferring a firearm.
The Democratic-led Colorado legislature on Thursday passed Senate Bill 256, which would repeal a state law prohibiting a local government from imposing bans on the sale, purchase or possession of a firearm.
The legislature also gave final approval to a bill, House Bill 1299, that would create the "Office of Gun Violence Prevention" within Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment.
One House Democratic lawmaker, Rep. Donald Valdez, broke with his party to vote against SB 256 and HB 1299, but supported the bill that would expand firearm transfer background check requirements.