A minimum waiting period for gun delivery is established, among other things, by four legislation that Colorado’s Democratic governor Jared Polis signed into law on Friday. These bills also increase the age requirement for gun possession.
In a statement, Polis noted that the legislation “improve public safety and reduce gun violence” and added that “today we are taking some important steps to help make Colorado one of the ten safest states, and building upon the ongoing work to make Colorado communities safer.”
A horrific shooting that left five people dead and more than a dozen injured at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs in November has sparked a new political discussion over gun control and mental health, and the new legislation were just passed. The Gun Violence Archive reports that there were 646 mass shootings in America last year and at least 172 so far this year.
As a result of the new regulations, residents of Colorado are now need to be 21 years old in order to lawfully carry a firearm, up from the previous age limit of 18. There are, however, a few of exceptions. Among them are locals taking guns safety classes, participating in hunter education or allowed target practice, residents taking a shooting lesson with an instructor who is at least 25 years old, and active duty members.
A minimum three-day waiting period will now apply before a firearm is acquired after a background check is delivered. A $500 punishment will be assessed for the first infraction of this waiting time and up to $5,000 in fines for successive infractions.
Consider modern issues. A few recent Californian events include the ones listed below:
- They Lost a Son to Gun Violence… It Claimed the Life of His Daughter 11 Years Later
- At Least 8 Injured in Wrecks, Gunfire on Road to Ga. Beach Party
One of the new laws increases the state’s red flag statute, which presently permits law enforcement, family members, or a household member to petition a judge to temporarily take a person’s firearms if they are considered a risk.
District attorneys, licensed educators, licensed health care providers, and licensed mental health care providers are just a few of the people who will be able to apply for an extraordinary risk protection order under the new law.
A fourth measure eliminates the current immunity from accountability for makers of potentially defective firearms or ammunition. The legislation summary states that it
“requires each Industry Member engaged in the manufacture, distribution, importation, marketing, or wholesale or retail sale of an Industry Product in the State of Colorado to establish and implement Reasonable Controls and Precautions Related to the Industry Product in its Control.”
Press secretary for the White House Karine Jean-Pierre praised the development. Four sensible gun laws have been passed in Colorado today, including one that removes some obstacles to holding gun sellers and manufacturers accountable, according to a tweet from Jean-Pierre.
We appreciate this significant step forward, Colorado leaders and gun violence survivors, she said. Similar gun restriction laws have recently been enacted in a number of Democratic-led states. Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan, signed six laws requiring safe storage around children and universal background checks for all weapons into law earlier this month.
A prohibition on the majority of assault-style weapon sales was enacted by Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday. However, a few Republican governors have approved laws this year extending gun ownership rights.
Gov. Jim Pillen of Nebraska enacted a permitless concealed carry law on Tuesday that is similar to the one that was passed in Florida earlier in April. Currently, carrying a concealed weapon in public is generally legal in 27 states.
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