Bills aiming to repeal gun laws put into place during the last legislative session, in addition to other bills affecting firearms, will move through the Colorado Legislature this week.
House bills under consideration include:
• “Repeal Ammunition Magazine Prohibition,” House Bill 14-1151, sponsored by Rep. Chris Holbert (R-District 44), Rep. Lori Saine (R-District 63) and Sen. Vicki Marble (R-District 23).
The bill would repeal the state prohibition on the sale, transfer and possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines. It would also repeal the requirement that a large-capacity magazine made in Colorado must have a stamp or marking that indicates the magazine was made after July 1, 2013.
• “Concealed Handgun Carry Without Permit,” House Bill 14-1041, sponsored by Rep. Jared Wright (R-District 54), Rep. Chris Holbert (R-District 44) and Sen. Kevin Grantham (R-District 2).
The bill would allows a person who legally possesses a handgun under state and federal law to carry a concealed handgun in Colorado.
Someone who carries a concealed handgun under the bill would have the same carrying rights and limitations that apply to a person who holds a permit to carry a concealed handgun under current law, including the prohibition on the carrying of a concealed handgun on the grounds of a public school.
Senate bills under consideration include:
• “Repeal Large-capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban,” Senate Bill 14-100, sponsored by Sen. Randy Baumgardner (R-District 8) and Sen. Bernie Herpin (R-District 11).
With the same language as HB 14-1151, this bill would repeal the state prohibition on large-capacity ammunition magazines and repeal the requirement that large-capacity magazines in Colorado have a marking indicating the magazine was made after July 1, 2013.
• “Background Checks and Fees for Gun Transfers,” Senate Bill 14-094, sponsored by Sen. George Rivera (R-District 3) and Rep. Jared Wright (R-District 54).
The bill would repeal the requirement that anyone who is not a licensed gun dealer must have a background check performed on the transferee and receive approval of the transfer from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation before transferring possession of a firearm.
It would also repeal the requirement that CBI impose a fee for performing an instant criminal background check for a transfer of a firearm.