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With less than 72 hours left in the Colorado legislative session, Senate Democrats announced they would be shelving HB24-1292, the so-called “Assault Weapons” ban! 
Senate bill sponsor Julie Gonzales of Denver said: “After thoughtful conversations with my Senate colleagues, I decided that more conversations need to take place outside of the pressure cooker of the Capitol during the last weeks of the legislative session.”
This bill will be back next year and we’ll be here to fight it. In the meantime, consider supporting the Independent Expenditure Committee (IEC) Balancing the Rockies to help flip State House and State Senate seats before the next legislative session starts in January 2025. Balancing the Rockies is a project of Lesley Hollywood and Ava Flanell. Donate to Balancing the Rockies HERE.
Additional Updates:
Final tally for gun control this year. A few of these just barely squeaked by…

KILLED – Assault Weapons Ban
KILLED – Firearm Liability Insurance Requirement
KILLED – School [un]Safety Measures To Disarm Private Security

NEEDS VOTER APPROVAL – 6.5% Firearms & Ammo Excise Tax

PASSED – Firearm Storage In Vehicles (substantial amendments)
PASSED – Firearms Dealer Requirements and Permit
PASSED – Firearms Merchant Category Code
PASSED – Prohibiting Carrying Firearms in Sensitive Spaces (VERY HEAVILY amended)
PASSED – Enhanced Concealed Carry Permit Training Requirements

(Note: almost all of these were amended but I only highlighted the ones that fundamentally changed the bill)
See our Legislative Watch page for more information. 


12 Gun Control Laws Pass in 4 years and Homicide Rate Skyrockets

After over 12 hours of public testimony, 10 of which was solidly against the bill, the House Judiciary Committee passed HB24-1292 “Prohibit Certain Weapons Used in Mass Shootings” (their sneaky way of saying “Assault Weapons” ban) on 3/19/24 on a party-line vote of 7-3.

From here it will need to go to a debate and vote in the full House Chamber. This is scheduled on the legislative calendar, but they continue to lay it over each day, meaning it isn’t being heard but reappears on the calendar the next day. It also means it could go to that full vote any day.

This bill does NOT currently have a prime sponsor in the Senate, something that is required for it to be scheduled in the Senate Chamber and eventually become law.

Take this time to contact your State House representative and let them know you are oppose to this bill. You can find legislator contact info HERE. You can also begin reaching out to your State Senators.

This bill could easily clear the House Chamber but last week House Majority Leader Monica Duran told the Colorado Sun that if this bill does not get a Senate sponsor, it may never go to a vote of the full House Chamber. Instead they will continue to lay it over daily until the session ends. Forcing a two-day long debate on the house floor over the bill, and then making vulnerable Democrats vote on it, is just not worth the political capital if they know it’s dead in the senate. We continue to watch it closely. 

Please keep the pressure on. We will keep you updated as it moves forward. If it finds a prime sponsor in the Senate, it will be scheduled for another public committee hearing. If it doesn’t, it will stall. This is where we can make an impact and let the Senate know they do not want to touch this bill this late in the legislative session. 

It must pass both the State House and State Senate chambers to make it to the governor’s desk to become law.

Colorado Gun Law Could Have Disarmed Johnny Hurley

Two days prior to a violent madman with a vengeance being killed by an armed citizen with a concealed carry permit, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a bill that will allow 3,143 different localities in the state to ban concealed carry.

SB21-256 Local Regulation of Firearms would have done this.


Gun Control Groups Giffords And Brady Among Recipients Of Corononavirus Relief

Recently released records show two of the country’s most active gun control groups received Coronavirus relief during the pandemic shut down in the form of Paycheck Protection Loans. 

The Brady Center To Prevent Gun Violence and The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence both received the loans they likely will not need to reimburse. 


On January 1, 2020 Colorado’s Red Flag Extreme Risk Protection Orders ERPO law officially went into effect.  This means Red Flag ERPO petitions will start making their way into the courts and orders will be coming out, landing in the hands of law enforcement who will then be responsible for serving them and confiscating firearms. 

There is a lot to learn about this downright dangerous and unconstitutional law.  

If you or someone you know is Red Flagged, the Red Flag Resource Center wants to know.  This effort is a collaboration between Rally for our Rights, civil rights activists, and legal experts.  It has all the information you could need about the law, what to do if you’re Red Flagged, along with attorney resources.  They will also be tracking ERPO’s and providing transparency to the public.  


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